North West Norfolk MP, Henry Bellingham, has signed up to support this year’s Earth Hour by making a special pledge to help protect the planet ahead of the global lights out event on Saturday 29th March at 8:30pm.
Earth Hour sees millions of people around the world coming together to switch off their lights for one hour in a symbolic act of support to show they care about our planet. WWF already works to tackle a lot of environmental challenges – like deforestation, threats to endangered species, and the impacts of climate change – but Earth Hour is a chance for everyone to say they’ll do their bit.
Last year, Earth Hour bought together over 10 million people in the UK, and 154 countries joined in. Iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and the Sydney Opera House all switched off and hundreds of local communities, schools and businesses took part.
Henry said: “Our natural world is precious and we need to do more to protect it. WWF’s Earth Hour reminds us that there are simple things we can all do for the planet, not for just one hour, but every day. All money raised this year will go towards the WWF’s vital conservation work in the Mau Mara Serengeti in Kenya, home to some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife. As a former Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for Africa this issue is very close to my heart”.