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Cutting power for Earth Hour

Published on Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Key Norwich buildings are set to switch off their lights for an hour on Saturday (25 March) to show commitment to our planet as part of this year’s Earth Hour.

Non-essential lighting will be switched off at City Hall, Norwich Castle, St Peter Mancroft Church and St Andrew’s Hall between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

Once again, these Norwich landmarks will join iconic buildings across the world in supporting the tenth annual Earth Hour campaign. The city council shows its support each year as part of its strong corporate commitment to making Norwich a safe, clean and low carbon city.

Earth Hour, which is a charitable organisation with a mission to unite people to protect the planet, is a movement organised by WWF and volunteer organisations worldwide. In the past nine years, it has harnessed the power of the movement to raise support and funds for access to renewable energy, protection of wildlife and their habitats, building sustainable livelihoods and driving climate-friendly legislation and policy.

This year not only is it encouraging people and organisations to get involved by switching off lights but it wants them to switch on their social power to shine a light on climate action. Earth Hour is asking its supporters to promote their commitment to the planet by donating their Facebook feeds to spread climate awareness. Users can also add a custom-made Earth Hour filter to their profile pictures on Facebook and Twitter to show they believe this is our time to change climate change.

Following Earth Hour, City Hall will continue to be lit in red, white and blue as a mark of respect to those killed & injured in the attack in London, until Monday.