Steve McCabe MP joins campaigners turning off their lights for Earth Hour

Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham, Selly Oak is pledging his support for this year’s Earth Hour. Steve met with campaigners from leading conservation organisation World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in London this week to discuss ways of achieving a low carbon future ahead of the global lights out event, due to take place on Saturday 19 March at 8:30pm.

Every year Earth Hour brings millions of people together to take simple actions, notably turning off their lights for one hour to demonstrate their support for our planet and its future. Steve will be joining Millions this Saturday who will be taking part in the UK and around the world. WWF already works to tackle a lot of environmental challenges – like deforestation, threats to endangered species, and the impacts of climate change – but Earth Hour is a chance for everyone to say they’ll do their bit to help create a sustainable future.

Last yeara 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.

Steve McCabe MP said:

“Earth Hour reminds us that there are simple things we can all do for the planet, not for just one hour, but every day. One person turning the lights off for an hour may seem fairly insignificant by itself but this is about people coming together to show their support for a low carbon future. I would encourage all my constituents to join me in turning off their lights this Saturday and thinking about what steps we can all take to cut our carbon emissions."

For more information about WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday 19 March 2016 and to sign up please visit wwf.org.uk/earthhour

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