Neil Bibby MSP is making WWF’s Earth Hour matter this year by showing support for a strong Climate Change Plan for Scotland.
This year’s switch off event takes place at 8.30pm on Saturday 25 March. Around the world homes, workplaces and iconic landmarks will be going dark for an hour in the world’s biggest demonstration of support for action on climate change.
In Scotland, Edinburgh Castle, Forth Rail Bridge, Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies are just a few of our famous landmarks marking the hour.
Urging his constituents to join in Neil Bibby MSP said: “It was great to meet WWF at the Scottish Parliament recently to hear about the actions everyone can take to live in a more sustainable way and protect the planet.
Throughout the world we are seeing the devastating effects of climate change on some of the planet’s poorest people.
I would urge all West Scotland residents to show their support for tackling climate change by taking part in Earth Hour’s switch off event this Saturday.”
Lang Banks, director of WWF Scotland said: “Yet again Earth Hour is capturing the public’s imagination with thousands of people across the country gearing up to take part and show they care about our planet. From church groups to classrooms full of children its important decision makers, politicians and business leaders are left in no doubt people care about the impacts of climate change and want action.
With the Scottish Parliament currently considering a draft Climate Change Plan, it’s great to see so many MSPs signalling their support for strong action to cut climate emissions. The enthusiasm of the public and politicians should give the Scottish Government the confidence to push on to a low-carbon economy.”
Now in its tenth year, WWF’s Earth Hour continues to grow. Last year 178 countries and took part. You can sign up for Earth Hour at wwfscotland.org.uk/earthhour
Renfrewshire News is switching off our website on Saturday at 8.30pm for one hour in support of Earth hour.