The winners of our Earth Hour 2013 schools challenge, Katy, Ella, and Dylan, gathered outside 10, Downing Street today (Thursday 21 March) to hand over a beautiful 2,000 page book entitled ‘The Power of Nature’.
The book contains nearly 2,000 poems, letters and drawings under the theme ‘we love the power of nature – the wind, the sun, the sea’.
The book highlights the need for the Prime Minister to continue to support renewable energy as part of the UK’s efforts to tackle climate change.
‘The Power of Nature book demonstrates how engaged young people are with important environmental issues. The economies that will prosper and succeed in the global race will be the ones that are the greenest and the most energy efficient and I want to make Britain a global showcase for green innovation and energy efficiency.’
‘Earth Hour is a good example of what can be achieved when communities come together to take action and is a reminder that we all have a part to play in tackling climate change. I supported the initiative back in 2011 and last year Number 10 took part, this year I’m pleased to say that Number 10 and many more Government buildings will be involved.’
Darren Shirley of WWF-UK said:
‘This has been a truly inspiring example of the strength of feeling among the nation’s children on protecting our planet, and tackling climate change. There have been some incredibly articulate and moving letters and poems to David Cameron on why he must step up and support renewable energy.’
This year’s Earth Hour encourages everyone to think about where our energy comes from and how we need to move away from dirty fossil fuels and towards clean, green, renewable energy that works with the power of nature, not against it. At 8.30pm on Saturday 23rd March iconic landmarks, businesses and local communities from all over the globe will switch off their lights for one hour sending out a powerful symbolic message that they care about our natural world.