Today, Saturday 27 March 2010 at 8.30pm, the WWF want a billion people around the world to switch off their lights for one hour – WWF’s Earth Hour. The idea is to raise awareness regarding climate change that is affecting our planet. The first Earth Hour was in 2007 in Sydney, Australia where 2.2 million people took part. Since then it has gone global, 50 million people in 2008 and over a billion in 2009. In 2009, 4000 cities in 88 countries took part. The message is clear, climate change is not about the country you are from but the planet you live on.
The WWF works to create solutions to the most serious environmental problems facing our planet, so that people and nature can thrive. Climate change is the biggest threat of all. Impacts such as changing weather patterns, warming seas and melting ice threaten to devastate people and nature, and to jeopardise all our conservation successes.To tackle the threat, it’s vital that world leaders agree effective international action. The WWF want urgent global action to safeguard the natural world. We’re already seeing the impacts of climate change – from melting Arctic sea ice to flooding and droughts.
Tidd Tower will be turning its lights off at 8.30pm tonight. To get involved go to the WWF Earth Hour website here.