Since 2007, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) has been holding an annual global celebration where people switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about the future of our planet.
Rebecca Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, has a keen interest in environmental issues and is a long-time supporter of the Earth Hour campaign.
Rebecca Evans said: “We have experienced the hottest year on record for the third year in a row, and it is reported that nearly one in six species are now at risk of extinction due to climate change. The time to act is now.”
Earth Hour is the world’s largest demonstration of support for action on climate change. Last year, millions of people around the world across 178 countries came together to show support for action to protect our planet – and the number of people participating rises each year. The Sydney Opera House and the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and Edinburgh Castle, will join cities, towns and communities across the world in switching off their lights and coming together for an hour to join a global show of support for action on climate.
Mrs Evans added: “This year’s celebrations will be on Saturday 25th March from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, and I would like to invite residents of Gower to join others across the world in simply turning off ones lights for one hour in support of the campaign. It’s a simple act that will remind us of the issues facing our planet, and one which will show that we, as a global community, are willing to address these concerns, and together do what we can to preserve our planet.
"The Welsh Labour Government has put sustainability at the heart of everything we do. We have passed landmark legislation in the form of our Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, which will help us work toward a more prosperous, resilient, healthier and more equal Wales - a Wales where we have strong communities with a vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language, and where we are mindful of and responsive to global challenges - including climate change."