Making Earth Hour 2017 matter

Iain Gray MSP is making WWF’s Earth Hour matter this year by showing their 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, Edinburgh Castle, Forth Rail Bridge, Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies are just a few of our famous landmarks marking the hour.

Urging his constituents to join in Iain Gray MSP said:

“Earth Hour has become well established as an important way of supporting global efforts to tackle climate change. Now in its tenth year, it allows the public and politicians to demonstrate their support for reducing carbon emissions and limiting the impact of climate change.

“I know that many people in East Lothian care passionately about this issue and support Earth Hour every year. I am pleased to add my voice to those who want to see Scotland take a lead with the strongest possible action in the government’s new Climate Change Plan.”

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