It’s lights out in Stockport as Stockport Council will be turning off the Town Hall and Viaduct illuminations on Saturday 24th March in support of Earth Hour.
Earth Hour will run from 8:30 to 9:30pm, a global call to action to every individual, businesses and public sector organisation throughout the world to connect the dots between climate change and biodiversity loss. Earth Hour makes it relevant to people by highlighting the consequences and triggering action.
It’s also a call to take responsibility for our environmental impact and join a growing international community who are committed to leading global environmental change.
Stockport Council has been committed to energy efficiency measures, including LED lighting, boiler controls and building insulations rolled out to 36 of its buildings, with total annual savings of approximately £100k and 300 tonnes CO2 per year as a result.
Councillor Sheila Bailey, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said:
I’m delighted that Stockport is once again showing its support to Earth Day and its commitment to tackling key environmental issues.
I’d encourage residents and businesses across the borough to show their solidarity for our planet by switching off their lights with the rest of the world on Earth Hour.”
Earth Hour is led by the World Wildlife Fund and other volunteer organisations. Join the conversation at www.connect2earth.org