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Mike Hedges AM supports WWF Cymru’s Earth Hour 2018
Mike Hedges AM, Labour AM for Swansea East, has pledged his support for WWF’s Earth Hour campaign 2018 – the global movement to protect our planet.
Every year, millions of people across the world show their love for our planet and their commitment to protecting it by taking part in 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 Mike Hedges AM has backed WWF Cymru’s calls for 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 are small actions as individuals, but have a much bigger impact together.
Mike Hedges AM said:
“I’m delighted to pledge my support for WWF’s Earth Hour campaign this year.
“We know that climate change is going to have a massive impact on the way we all live our lives, but if individuals take small steps to live more sustainably, and if politicians take action to tackle climate change, we can help by doing our bit.
“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.”
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Notes to editors
• Find out more about WWF’s Earth Hour 2018 at www.wwf.org.uk/earthhourwales.
• Join the social conversation about Earth Hour in Wales by following hashtag #EarthHourWales.
About Earth Hour
Earth Hour, organised by WWF, is the global event inspiring millions across the world to take action and make a promise to protect our brilliant planet, our home. Right now we’re facing some of the biggest environmental threats ever seen. We’re the first generation to experience the effects of climate change – and we’re the last to be able to change it. We’re seeing our oceans suffocated by plastic and over-consumption decimate our forests, the lungs of the earth. Earth Hour shows what we can achieve when we all come together. Last year in the UK over 9 million people took part, along with over 6,000 schools, 1,700 youth groups, 300 landmarks and thousands of businesses and organisations. Iconic landmarks including Big Ben and Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Blackpool Tower, The Kelpies, Cardiff Castle and many more joined the global switch off.
For more information, please contact:
Mike Hedges AM, 01792 790621 or [email protected]