Saturday 29th March 2014 at 8.30 pm – 9.30 pm.
Millions of people around the world will switch off lights in homes, offices and famous landmarks to mark WWF’s annual Earth Hour event to show support for environmental issues.
Earth Hour was launched in Australia in 2007; WWF says Earth Hour has grown to become the world’s biggest environmental event.Last year saw more than 7,000 towns and cities in 154 countries take part. Among the world’s famous landmarks to participate are the Bandenburg Gate Berlin, the Burj Khalifa Dubai, the Eiffel Tower Paris, the Empire State building New York, the Kremlin and Red Square Moscow, the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge London. While in Ireland, Leinster House, the Custom House, the Rock of Cashel will all go dark.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change will release their latest report in Japan on Monday next outlining how global warming will affect wildlife, water and food supplies.
Earth Hour is brilliant way for people worldwide to demonstrate that together we can make change happen. Go outside and look at the stars or light a candle, as it states on WWF’s site “it’s a moment to say you’ll do your bit to protect our planet – not just for one hour, but every day.”