Isle of Anglesey County Council will once again be lending its support to Earth Hour—the annual global celebration of the planet and tackling climate change.
At 8.30pm on Saturday 25 March 2017, the County Council will be joining forces with landmarks across the globe like the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and New York’s Times Square by switching off the lights of a local landmark.
In 2017, Earth Hour marks its 10th year, and to celebrate Anglesey Council will be switching off all the lights on the Celtic Gateway Bridge in Holyhead.
Around half a million people in Wales participate in Earth Hour every year, and by taking part, they’re showing that they want to see action being taken to tackle climate change now.
Head of Highways, Waste Management and Property, Dewi Williams, said, “We’re very proud to support WWF’s Earth Hour once again this year. Local authorities like ours have a big role to play in tackling climate change, so we’ll be turning off the lights on Holyhead’s Celtic Gateway Bridge on Saturday 25 March to show our support.”
Anne Meikle, Head of WWF Cymru, added, “We’re delighted that the Isle of Anglesey County Council is supporting WWF’s Earth Hour again this year. Climate change will have a massive effect on people’s lives here in Wales and around the world. So it’s great that Wales’ local authorities are throwing their weight behind the call for action to tackle it.
“Everyone—from individuals and community groups, to schools and businesses—can sign up to Earth Hour by visiting www.wwf.org.uk/earthhourwales and then switching off their lights at 8.30pm on Saturday 25 March 2017.”