ANGUS MACDONALD MSP MAKING EARTH HOUR 2017 MATTER
Friday, 10 March 2017 14:58
Falkirk East MSP, Angus MacDonald is making WWF’s Earth Hour matter this year by showing his support for a strong Climate Change Plan for Scotland.
This year’s switch off event takes place at 8.30pm on Saturday 25 March. Around the world homes, workplaces and iconic landmarks will be going dark for an hour in the world’s biggest demonstration of support for action on climate change.
In Scotland, the Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies, Edinburgh Castle and the Forth Rail Bridge are just a few of our famous landmarks marking the hour.
Urging the communities of Falkirk East to join in, Angus MacDonald MSP said:
“I’m delighted to support Earth Hour once again this year and would encourage as many of my constituents as possible to sign up. With Climate Change high on both the Scottish Parliament’s and the Scottish Government’s agenda, and Scotland’s 2020 Climate Change targets met 6 years early, we are heading in the right direction, however there is much more to do.
“Locally for Earth Hour, the iconic Kelpies lights will be switched off between 8.30pm - 9.30pm on 25th March and there are plans to encourage visitors at the time to get active with fitness classes in front of the Kelpies to produce energy to light the sculptures!
“Earth Hour is more than just one hour of darkness; it's our chance to be the difference that we need to protect our planet today and every day. Join me and millions around the world for #EarthHour on Saturday 25 March at 8.30pm. It’s the biggest voluntary action to highlight the threat of climate change. Take part and sign up at http://www.wwf.org.uk/earthhour”
Lang Banks, director of WWF Scotland said:
“Yet again Earth Hour is capturing the public’s imagination with thousands of people across the country gearing up to take part and show they care about our planet. From church groups to classrooms full of children its important decision makers, politicians and business leaders are left in no doubt people care about the impacts of climate change and want action.
“With the Scottish Parliament currently considering a draft Climate Change Plan, it’s great to see so many MSPs signalling their support for strong action to cut climate emissions. The enthusiasm of the public and politicians should give the Scottish Government the confidence to push on to a low-carbon economy.”
Now in its tenth year, WWF’s Earth Hour continues to grow. Last year 178 countries and took part. You can sign up for Earth Hour at wwfscotland.org.uk/earthhour