8th Dec, 2016

MP signs up to Earth Hour pledge

Aaron Wise 19th Mar, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM’S MP Nigel Huddleston has signed up to support this year’s ‘Earth Hour’ by making a pledge to help protect the planet.

The Mid Worcestershire MP recently joined up with other MP’s and members of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in London to show his support for the organisation’s Earth Hour on Saturday, March 19, where people are encouraged to turn off their lights from 8.30pm.

Last year a record-breaking 172 countries and some of the world’s most famous buildings including Big Ben, Hong Kong’s skyline and the Sydney Harbour Bridge joined the global celebration.

In the UK alone, more than 10 million people took part along with more than 4,800 schools, 200 landmarks and thousands of businesses and organisations.

WWF already works to tackle a lot of environmental challenges including deforestation, threats to endangered species and the impacts of climate change.

“WWF’s Earth Hour reminds us there are simple things we can all do for the planet, not for just one hour, but every day,” said Mr Huddleston.

“It’s a great opportunity to bring together millions of people from across the world with one united goal to help protect our planet,” he added.

Jennifer Clements, spokesperson for WWF’s Earth Hour said: “We’re thrilled MPs have given their support to this year’s Earth Hour and we hope they inspire and encourage others to get involved.”

Visit www.wwf.org.uk/earthhour for more information.