On Saturday 24 March 2018 at 8.30pm, The National Library of Wales will be turning off our lights for one hour to support WWF’s Earth Hour.
The National Library of Wales will unite with millions of people, communities and landmarks around the world in a global display of commitment to protect our planet.
The National Library is also taking action by making a Promise For The Planet to place sustainability at the core of their planning.
Employees were also encouraged to create their own promises to change one thing in their everyday life that will help protect our planet.
Huw Williams, Head of Estates, The National Library of Wales said:
“The National Library of Wales is very proud to support WWF’s Earth Hour once again this year. Well known organisations like ours have a big role to play in tackling climate change, so we’re looking forward to turning off the lights at the Library at 8.30pm on Saturday 24 March to show our support”
Anne Meikle, Head of WWF Cymru, added:
“We’re delighted that The National Library of Wales is supporting WWF’s Earth Hour again this year. The wildlife we love, from puffins to polar bears, are at risk from the effects of climate change, pollution & over-consumption.
“That’s why this year, as well as switching lights off on 24 March, we’re asking people to take a small step to reduce their impact on the planet
Everyone - individuals, schools and businesses - can make a Promise For The Planet by visiting WWF’s Earth Hour Wales website.
The local community and partners in Aberystwyth and beyond are encouraged to make their own Promise For The Planet and join the global lights out event for WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday 24 March at 8.30pm.
Join them in showing your support for a brighter, better, more sustainable world. For more information and to make a promise please visit wwf.org.uk/earthhourwales "
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Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram with #EarthHourWales, #PromiseForThePlanet and by following @wwfcymru
About Earth Hour
WWF's Earth Hour is a global movement that unites people to protect the planet.
In 2018 Earth Hour will be held on Saturday 24 March between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. wwf.org.uk/earthhourwales
Promises are new for 2018, where commitment and actions will have an impact beyond the hour. A #PromiseForThePlanet is a small step, but when a collective take this action, we will have long-term impact and benefits for the planet.
WWF is one of the world's largest independent conservation organizations, with more than five million fans and a global network operating in more than one hundred countries. Through its involvement with the public, businesses and governments, they focus on protecting the world, creating solutions to the most serious environmental problems our planet faces, so that people and nature thrive. Find out more about their work, past and present on wwf.org.uk.
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