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Leeds shows its support for Earth Hour with light switch-off of two civic buildings


Lights at two Leeds landmark civic buildings will be plunged into darkness for an hour this Saturday as the city shows its support for Earth Hour.

Both Leeds Town Hall and Leeds Civic Hall will switch off their lights from 8.30pm-9.30pm this Saturday (March 25) to mark the world-wide campaign which highlights how even the smallest of steps can make a positive environmental impact.

WWF started Earth Hour in 2007 to unite the world and make a stand against climate change. Today, Earth Hour is the world’s largest environmental movement for the planet that involves 178 countries and territories worldwide.

Earth Hour is more than an hour-long event. Our purpose is to empower an interconnected global community to achieve tangible environmental outcomes for our living planet.

To find out more about Earth Hour and how you in many different ways can also show your support this Saturday, please see:

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for the environment and sustainability said:

“We are delighted once again as a city to support Earth Hour, which will offer a timely reminder across the world for one designated hour this Saturday, how the smallest of steps can make a positive environmental impact.

“Both Leeds Civic Hall and Leeds Town Hall will see their lights switched-off, and we hope that many other residents and businesses will show their own backing for Earth Hour by undertaking similar initiatives between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday.”