Stockport is supporting ‘Earth Hour’ by switching off Stockport Town Hall’s external lights for one hour.
Earth Hour 2013 will be held on Saturday 23rd March between 8.30pm-9.30pm. The event has been organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) who are asking households and businesses all over the world to turn off all non-essential lights and appliances for one hour to raise awareness of climate change.
Stockport Council is also asking its employees and residents to take part by switching off their lights at home for one hour as Councillor Stuart Bodsworth, Executive Member for Sustainable Futures, explains: “We are delighted to be supporting Earth Hour 2013 and hope it succeeds in sending a powerful message to people to take positive action on climate change.
“We ask that Stockport residents think about how they could reduce the amount of power they use, saving them money and helping the environment – even small changes such as recycling more, switching off lights and insulating your home can make a real difference,” Cllr Bodsworth added.
The WWF said that other iconic buildings throughout the world will turn off their lights for one hour on the same night, in a huge and symbolic show of support to protect the planet.
For more information go to www.wwf.org.uk/earthhour