Jo encourages local residents to switch off the lights


Local MP Jo Swinson is encouraging local residents to take in part in World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour 2013.

On Saturday 23rd March, from 8:30-9:30pm individuals in East Dunbartonshire and around the world will celebrate Earth Hour by switching off their lights for one hour to show their support for energy that works with the power of nature, not against it.

Last year over 7 million people in the UK took part in WWF’s Earth Hour. This unique global phenomenon encourages every corner of the globe to switch off for one hour and includes iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, the Sydney Opera House and the Taj Mahal.

Commenting, Jo said:

“Millions of people in more than 130 countries across the globe will take part in this annual event reminding us that using energy in a more responsible way protects the environment and keeps more money in our pockets.

“We’ve only got one planet, so it’s vital we do everything we can to defend it. 

“I hope as many local residents as possible will take part by turning off the lights for an hour and joining this international movement. To find out more about WWF’s Earth Hour and register to take part go to: wwf.org.uk/earthhour .”


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