East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton has signed up to support this year’s Earth Hour by making a special pledge to help protect the planet.
He was one of many joining World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in London last week to show they care about the future of our planet, ahead of the global lights out event, due to take place on Saturday March 19 at 8.30pm.
Last year a record-breaking 172 countries and some of the world’s most famous buildings, including Big Ben, Hong Kong’s skyline and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, joined the global celebration, while in the UK alone, more than 10 million people took part, along with over 4,800 schools, 200 landmarks and thousands of businesses and organisations.
Mr Loughton said: “Our natural world is precious to all life that inhabits it, but we need to do more to protect it.
“WWF’s Earth Hour reminds us that there are simple things we can all do for the planet, not for just one hour, but every day.
“It’s a great opportunity to bring together millions of people from across the world with one united goal - to help protect our planet.
“That’s why this Earth Hour I’m showing I care about the future of our planet by making a special pledge for a low carbon future.”
Every year Earth Hour inspires millions of people around the world to come together and switch off their lights for one hour in a symbolic act to show they care about the planet.
Jennifer Clements, spokesperson for WWF’s Earth Hour, added: “We’re thrilled that MPs have given their support to this year’s Earth Hour and we hope they will inspire many others to get involved.
“By taking one simple step to switch off your lights at 8.30pm on 19 March, Earth Hour is a chance for all of us to come together and send out a global message about protecting our planet.”
For more information and to sign up to Earth Hour visit wwf.org.uk/earthhour
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