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03 March 2017

Wrexham Council Joins WWF's Earth Hour 2017

Wrexham Council has announced its support once again for Earth Hour—the annual, global celebration of the planet.

At 8.30pm on Saturday 25 March 2017, residents, organisations and businesses in Wrexham are asked to turn off their lights for one hour and join forces with landmarks across the globe such as the Senedd in Cardiff and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

In 2017, Earth Hour marks its 10th year, and by taking part, Wrexham is showing its commitment to taking action to tackle climate change.

Around half a million people in Wales participate in Earth Hour every year, and by taking part, they’re showing that they want to see action being taken to tackle climate change now.

Dr Helen Paterson, Chief Executive of Wrexham Council, said:

"Wrexham is very 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 encouraging all our staff and as many residents as possible to turn of their lights for one hour on 25 March."

Anne Meikle, Head of WWF Cymru, added:

“We’re delighted that Wrexham 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 www.wwf.org.uk/earthhourwales and then switching off their lights at 8.30pm on Saturday 25 March 2017.”

About Earth Hour

Earth Hour is the world’s largest demonstration of support for action on climate change. Each year, millions of people around the world come together to call for action to protect our brilliant planet. The celebrations have grown each year, spreading round the world, with a record 178 countries