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Lorely Burt Signs up to Earth Hour Campaign

March 26, 2010 3:28 PM

Lorely Burt, MP for Solihull has publicly backed WWF's Earth Hour and urges people, schools, and business in Solihull to also sign up to the big switch off to show they care about climate change.

By switching off their lights off for one hour on Saturday 27 March at 8.30pm they will join millions of others across the globe in a graphic demonstration to decision makers that they support urgent action on climate change.

In 2009, millions of individuals in 4,088 towns and cities from over 80 countries took part in Earth Hour - to demonstrate their concern about climate change and the future of our planet to world leaders.

800 iconic landmarks around the world switched off their lights for one hour and transformed the global skyline in a dramatic call for action. A total of 200 buildings across the UK including Big Ben, Edinburgh Castle and Stormont went dark for WWF's Earth Hour. Diners enjoyed candlelit dinners around the globe whilst watching as major landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, the Pyramids of Giza and the Empire State Building turned out their lights.

This year, WWF would like to make Earth Hour even bigger and better with your help. Schools, communities, organisations and individuals can all take part in 2010 to show they support people and wildlife threatened by climate change.

Lorely said: "Getting involved and signing up to Earth Hour is the best and easy way of showing you care about climate change and the planet. The threats to people and nature are real so I urge everyone to sign up in support of action against climate change."

"Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing people and nature, and demands urgent global action. Last year, world leaders missed a key opportunity to agree a global climate deal in Copenhagen, but with each year of delay, the impacts on people and wildlife get more severe and the window of opportunity gets smaller."

"We need everyone to switch off and support Earth Hour once again in 2010 - show world leaders they need to finish the job, and be one of many millions of people around the world united in their call for action."