Lights out for Earth Hour

Swansea residents are being urged to support next week’s Earth Hour lights-out event to celebrate the planet and the need to protect it.

On Saturday, March 27, at 8.30pm, Swansea Council’s Guildhall and Civic Centre will join forces with millions of households and communities to show support for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) event. 

Andrea Lewis, the council’s joint deputy leader and cabinet member for homes, energy and service transformation, said she hoped residents will be part of this world-wide phenomenon as well. 

She said: “We are proud to take part in Earth Hour. The council is playing its part by declaring a climate emergency, re-doubling our work to reduce our carbon footprint and aiming to make the council net zero carbon by 2030.

“We want to make the city net zero by 2050.”

“The lights going out at our Civic Centre, the Guildhall, as well as homes across the city, sends a powerful message about just how much we all care about the environment in Swansea. We hope residents of all ages will join in in their own way.” 

Everyone can sign up for WWF’s Earth Hour 2021 – wwf.org.uk/earthhour

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