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Switch Them Off – Earth Hour

Written by on 9 March 2016

Swale Borough Council is asking residents and local businesses to switch off during Earth Hour 2016.
WWF’s Earth Hour is an annual global celebration where people switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about the future of our planet.
This year’s celebrations will be on Saturday 19 March from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. To take part, all you need to do is sign up and switch off your lights for that one hour.
It’s a symbolic and spectacular lights out display with a big message – we want to protect the future of our planet!
This year the event will take place on Saturday 19 March between 8.30PM and 9.30PM.
Cllr David Simmons, cabinet member for environmental and rural affairs at the council, said:
“Earth Hour is a chance for us to think about the impact our actions are having on the planet.
“It isn’t just about how much energy is saved during the hour – it’s a chance to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet, and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.”
The council has taken part in every Earth Hour since it began 10 years ago, and will once again be switching off non-essential lights in Swale House, the Gateway, Sheerness and the Alexander Centre in Faversham to highlight its continued environmental work.
There are a number of ways you can become involved, for more information visit the Earth Hour