Every year, millions of people across the world show their love for our planet and their commitment to protecting it by taking part in the annual global campaign WWF’s Earth Hour.
Last year in Wales, an estimated 280,000 took part in WWF’s Earth Hour, as did every single local authority in the country. Iconic Welsh landmarks like the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, the National Library in Aberystwyth, and Caernarfon and Caerphilly castles all went dark.
As part of this year’s Earth Hour campaign, WWF Cymru call on everyone in Wales to make small changes in their everyday lives to live more sustainably – a ‘Promise for the Planet’. Refusing plastics cutlery, using a reusable coffee cup or turning the washing to 30°C. Small actions as individuals but which have a much bigger impact together.
Ogmore Assembly Member and Welsh Government Minister Huw Irranca-Davies AM met with WWF Cymru’s team at the Senedd and said: “I’m delighted to pledge my support for WWF’s Earth Hour campaign again this year. We know that climate change is going to have a massive impact on the way we all live our lives, but by taking small steps to live more sustainably, we can all do our bit to help. Part of my pledge this year is to stop using throwaway coffee cups, which can end up polluting our waterways and seas, and use reusable cups instead.
“I’m encouraging everyone to make a Promise for the Planet and support Earth Hour on the night by switching off at 8.30pm on Saturday 24 March.”