Posted: Thu 23rd Mar 2017

Pembrokeshire Joins Earth Hour 2017

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017

Pembrokeshire County Council has announced its support once again for Earth Hour-the annual, global celebration of the planet. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

At 8.30pm on Saturday 25 March 2017, landmarks across the globe including the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and New York’s Times Square will be switching off the lights for the hour. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This year, Earth Hour marks its 10th anniversary, and by encouraging local residents, businesses and community groups to take part and get involved with the campaign, Pembrokeshire County Council is showing its commitment to taking action to tackle climate change. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Around half a million people in Wales participate in Earth Hour every year, and by taking part, they’re showing that they want to see action being taken to tackle climate change now. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Pembrokeshire County Council Chief Executive, Ian Westley, said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We’re proud to support WWF’s Earth Hour once again this year. Local authorities likes ours have a big role to play in tackling climate change, and we’re very pleased to show our support.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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