Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has given his backing to WWF’s Earth Hour and has urged local residents, businesses and organisations to do the same by switching off on Saturday, March 31.
From 8:30am on March 31, millions of people around the world will turn their lights off for 60 minutes to demonstrate their support for action against the impact of climate change on people and wildlife across the world.
This year, in addition to the lights going out at iconic Scottish locations, including Edinburgh Castle, WWF is encouraging community groups and local organisations to join in the fun.
To register for this year’s event please visit: www.wwfscotland.org.uk/earthhour.
Commenting, Mr Stevenson said:
“Scotland has been at the forefront of the fight against climate change, with targets for carbon emission reductions that are world-leading. Yet if we are to tackle this problem we need people from all parts of the world to follow this example which is why WWF’s Earth Hour is so important.
“By coming together to signal our determination to tackle climate change through millions of people turning off their lights for an hour, hopefully we can inspire more countries around the world to take the action needed to address the problem.
“I am proud of Scotland’s efforts on tackling climate change and I hope that many people in Banffshire and Buchan Coast will switch off on the 31st of March to show their support for tackling this global problem.”