Thanks to all the MPs who joined us to show their support for energy powered by nature. As part of WWF’s Earth Hour, Members of Parliament put wind, wave, and solar power symbols on a UK weather map to symbolise the need for more renewable energy.
Have a look through our Flickr gallery to see if your MP got involved…
As the lights switch off for this year’s Earth Hour on Saturday 23 March at 8.30pm, people will be showing their support for energy that works with the power of nature, not against it.
In the UK we are consuming three times our fair share of the planet’s natural resources. Our reliance on high carbon fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas is overheating the atmosphere and affecting the climate. The future of our planet relies on us moving away from unsustainable energy sources and on to renewable energy.
Last year nearly 8 million people in the UK took part in Earth Hour. This unique global phenomenon encourages individuals from every corner of the globe to switch off for one hour and includes iconic landmarks such as The Houses of Parliament, the Sydney Opera House and the Taj Mahal.
Darren Shirley from WWF said: “We’ve only got one planet, so it’s vital we do everything we can to protect it. There are important decisions to be made now and we have a choice of either a fossil fuel future or a clean green future. Renewable energy provides an opportunity for the UK and can contribute towards economic growth and create jobs whilst protecting our planet.”