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Powys backing Earth Hour

Created on 17/02/2017 @ 20:12
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Powys County Council has announced its support once again for Earth Hour—the annual, global celebration of the planet.

At 8.30pm on Saturday, March 25 the council will be joining forces with landmarks across the globe like the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and New York’s Times Square, as they show their support. 

Earth Hour’s unique display of darkness has become a global phenomenon with hundreds of millions of individuals coming together each year.

This year Earth Hour marks its 10th year, and by taking part, the council is showing its commitment to taking action to tackle climate change.

Cllr John Powell, Powys County Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Sustainability, said: “We are proud to support WWF’s Earth Hour once again this year. Local authorities likes ours have a big role to play in tackling climate change, so we’re looking forward to turning off the lights on the 25 March to show our support.”

Anne Meikle, Head of WWF Cymru, added: “We’re delighted that Powys County Council is supporting WWF’s Earth Hour again this year. Climate change will have a massive effect on people’s lives here in Wales and around the world. So it’s great that Wales’ local authorities are throwing their weight behind the call for action to tackle it.

“Everyone – from individuals and community groups, to schools and businesses – can sign up to Earth Hour by visiting and then switching off their lights at 8.30pm on Saturday 25 March 2017.”

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