MP puts her lights out for Earth Hour

Jo Cox is backing Earth HourJo Cox has signed up to support this year’s Earth Hour by making a special pledge to help protect the planet.

WWF is encouraging people to show they care about the future of our planet by turning out their lights for an hour at 8.30pm on Saturday (19 March).

Mrs Cox said: “Our natural world is precious to all life 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.

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 our brilliant planet.

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.

In the UK alone, over 10 million people took part, along with over 4,800 schools, 200 landmarks and thousands of businesses and organisations.

Jennifer Clements, spokesperson for WWF’s Earth Hour, said: “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. This is a chance for all of us to come together and send out a global message about protecting our planet.”

Everyone can join the celebration for WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday 19 March 2016. For more information and to sign up please visit wwf.org.uk/earthhour

 

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