Parliament showed up in force on 6 March to support WWF’s Earth Hour, with MPs taking part in a photoshoot alongside our Panda and Rio Carnival Dancers. MPs pledged to switch off the lights for Earth Hour on the 31 March at 8.30-9.30pm, and to go beyond the hour by supporting the environment summit at Rio in June.
An unprecedented number of MPs turned up to show cross-party support for Earth Hour this year, representing all major parties, from Conservative and Lib Dems to Labour and the Green party – and highlighted the importance of protecting our brilliant planet, encouraging others to follow suit and sign up.
WWF’s Earth Hour seeks to promote the environmental and sustainability agenda through personal action, and what better way for MPs to do that than raise awareness about Rio+20 (and take a photo alongside Rio Carnival dancers!) The June conference offers a vital opportunity for world leaders to come together to discuss sustainable progress in the future, and to put the world back on track with reducing emission and protecting the environment. Find out more about the upcoming conference.
To see what’s going on in your constituency have a look at our interactive Earth Hour map.
Members of Scottish Parliament also showed their support for WWF’s Earth Hour earlier this month. Over 50 MSPs were invited to stand on a giant map of Scotland, representing the thousands of people (and their constituents!) across Scotland taking part in Earth Hour. Read the full story.