The lights at Leicester’s Town Hall will go off for an hour next weekend as the city joins a worldwide event to highlight climate change.
Earth Hour is an annual event organised by WWF and will see millions of people around the world switching off their lights on Saturday 30 March to show their support for action to tackle climate change.
In Leicester, the Town Hall clock will be in darkness for an hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, with the fountain illuminations and the other lights in the square being switched off too.
Earth Hour is the world’s biggest switch-off event that gives a powerful voice to people everywhere who want to put the world on the path to recovery. Each year, millions of people around the world switch off their lights and organise events – at home, in their community or in their towns or cities – to show they care about the future of our planet.
Cllr Adam Clarke, deputy city mayor and executive lead on environment said: “I’m pleased that Leicester continues to support and participate in this global event.
“It’s an important way of raising awareness of the simple steps we can all take to help combat climate change.”
Find more information about Earth Hour here: www.wwf.org.uk/earthhour