York To Take Part In A Worldwide Earth Hour Tonight
11:46am 29th March 2014
York is taking part in a worldwide Earth hour tonight at 8:30pm, where millions of people around the world will switch off their lights for an hour.
The symbolic action aims to show support for the planet and make people take steps towards a greener lifestyle.
WWF’s Earth Hour is the world’s biggest ‘lights out’ celebration, inspiring millions to switch off and go ‘beyond the hour.’
Last year’s record breaking event saw over 154 countries and 7,000 towns and cities taking part.
In the UK over 10 million people joined in by taking part in fun activities.
The unique countdown begins in Samoa and ends in the Cook Islands with iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, Times Square and Big Ben plunging into darkness - creating stunning but dramatic city skylines.
York’s Grand Opera House is another landmark taking part by switching its lights off this evening.
This year’s Earth Hour in the UK will raise money for conservation work in the Mara-Serengeti which is one of the most spectacular places on the planet.
To sign up to take part and find out more visit: wwf.org.uk/earth hour
|Get the latest local news direct to your inbox.
Sign up now for our email updates.