Just 5 days left until Earth Hour!
Do you know where you’re going to be at 8:30 pm on Saturday March 26th? We hope you’ll be with a bunch of great people…with the lights out!
It’s just five days left until WWF’s Earth Hour 2011, when people and places all over the world will switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about climate change. Read on to find out all about the Earth Hour celebrations happening in the UK!
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change.
In 2010, a record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off. People across the world, from all walks of life, turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.
This year’s Earth Hour celebrations look like they’re going to be lots of fun. Celebrities like Tom Jones, KT Tunstall, Alexandra Burke, Colin Firth and Amanda Holden, and sports stars like Gary Neville and Iwan Thomas will be helping to make sure Earth Hour 2011 is better than ever.
Landmarks throughout the UK are also registered to take part, with London’s Royal Albert Hall, Edinburgh Castle, Wembley Stadium and many more “switching off” for the event this year. You can see a full list of UK landmarks taking part at the WWF Earth Hour UK website.
WWF – UK also has launched the County Sign-Up Challenge, a web page where you can talk up your own plans for Earth Hour. The more people who tell their plans in their area, the higher on the list your county will go. So sign up and tell WWF your plans for the big switch-off! The Shetland Islands are currently in the lead, but that could be changing fast!
As an official sponsor of Earth Hour, we here at People’s Postcode Lottery are excited to celebrate on the 26th. We’re also proud to have WWF – Scotland as one of our charity partners. Our players have raised more than £87,300 for the charity to date.