The National Library of Wales supports Earth Hour 2019



On Saturday 30 March 2019 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.


In 2018 individuals, businesses and organizations in a record 188 countries and territories worldwide joined WWF’s Earth Hour to spark unprecedented conversation and action on stopping the loss of nature. Around 18,000 landmarks switched off their lights in solidarity, including the National Library of Wales.


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 30 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.

The local community and partners in Aberystwyth and beyond are encouraged to join the global lights out event for WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday 30 March at 8.30pm. Join them in showing your support for a brighter, better, more sustainable world."


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Notes to editors
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