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The National Library of Wales celebrates WWF’s Earth Hour 2016


The National Library of Wales is joining forces with thousands of iconic landmarks across the world, from the Harbour Bridge in Sydney to Times Square in New York, by joining WWF’s Earth Hour – the global celebration of our brilliant planet.

WWF’s Earth Hour is a spectacular lights-out display focussing the world’s attention on our planet and the need to protect it.

At 8.30pm on Saturday 19 March, The National Library of Wales will be switching off its lights in support of this year’s Earth Hour campaign.

Hundreds of thousands of people across Wales and millions across the globe take part in Earth Hour every year. Last year, over half a million people in Wales took part as well as 235 schools across the country, sending out a resounding message of love for our planet.

Huw Williams, Head of Estates and Support Services, The National Library of Wales said:

"As an organisation contributing to Wales reaching the Well-being of Future Generations Act goals, we are firmly committed to the principle of sustainable development. Our participation in Earth Hour is symbolic of this commitment and more than apt that one of Wales' most iconic buildings will be featured"

Anne Meikle, Head of WWF Cymru, said:

“We’re delighted that The National Library of Wales will be taking part in Earth Hour this year and hope that they’ll inspire many others to get involved. By taking one simple step to switch off, you’ll be joining millions of people from around the world in this special celebration.”

Climate change will have a massive impact on our planet. By taking small steps to live more sustainably, we can help tackle it. Taking part in Earth Hour is a symbolic gesture of support for protecting our brilliant planet. Together we can make change happen.

Everyone can sign up to WWF’s Earth Hour 2016. Visit to sign up and add yourself to the map – and don’t forget to switch off your lights for an hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 19 March!

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Join in the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #LightsOutCymru and by following @wwfcymru

About Earth Hour
Earth Hour, organised by WWF, is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet. Last year was the biggest yet, with hundreds of millions of people taking part across a record 162 countries and 7,000 towns and cities alongside world famous landmarks from the Sydney Opera House to Times Square in New York. In 2016 Earth Hour will be held on Saturday 19 March between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

About WWF
WWF is one of the world’s largest independent conservation organisations, with more than five million supporters and a global network active in more than one hundred countries. Through our engagement with the public, businesses and government, we focus on safeguarding the natural world, creating solutions to the most serious environmental issues facing our planet, so that people and nature thrive.  Find out more about our work, past and present at