Zero Waste North West invites Derry to join in 'Earth Hour'

Tue, 20/03/2018 - 09:26 -- Editor

Zero Waste North West are marking this year's Earth Hour on Saturday 24th March.

"We are inviting people to come and join us from 8.15pm to 9.30pm in Ebrington Square as lights across Derry will be switched off for one hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. We are delighted to have council’s support in this event following a motion last year committed to supporting this important initiative annually.

All around the world annually people switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about the future of our planet. Since it first began in Sydney Australia in 2007, the number of countries taking part in Earth Hour has grown to an incredible 172 countries and territories – a number that keeps rising every year, with over 33,000 pledges in the UK alone this year.

A representative from Zero Waste North West said, ‘It’s important for us to take one hour out of busy lives to think about the earth, and get together with family or friends and appreciate the planet.’

Earth Hour is not about how much energy is saved during the hour. Rather, it’s a chance to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet, and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.

Come and join other people interested in protecting and celebrating our environment from across the world in marking this global initiative, whether it be having dinner by candlelight, stargazing or joining our gathering at Ebrington Square to watch our local landmarks switch off.

Our gathering in Ebrington Square we will have a drumming circle, poetry and people are encouraged to bring hot drinks and candles.Turn off your lights and try and encourage businesses and buildings to turn their lights off for earth hour too!


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