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Residents and businesses across Wrexham encouraged to switch lights off for Earth Hour

Residents, businesses and organisations across Wrexham County Borough are being encouraged to take part in Earth Hour and switch off their lights for an hour later this month.

The annual event, which is the world’s largest demonstration of support for action on climate change, will take place at 8:30pm on Saturday 24th March.

Each year, millions of people around the world come together to call for action to protect our planet. The celebration has grown each year spreading round the world with over 178 countries now taking part.

At 8:30pm on March 24th people across the world will switch off their lights for one hour and join forces with landmarks across the globe such as the Senedd in Cardiff and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Wrexham Council are encouraging their staff to get involved in the event, along with inviting residents to do similar and switch their lights out for an hour on March 24th to show their support to the cause.

Businesses can also get involved and if they can’t take part as an organisation they could encourage their employees to do their bit on the night.

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment and Transport, said: “We are very proud to support WWF’s Earth Hour as we recognise that we have a big role to play in tackling climate change.

“We’re encouraging as many staff and residents as possible to turn off their lights on 24 March.

“This year we have been asked to “Make a Promise” and I hope to announce very shortly what our promise will be.”

Everyone from individuals and community groups, to schools and businesses can sign up to Earth Hour by visiting the Earth Hour website and then switching off their lights at 8.30 pm on Saturday 24 March.

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