Earth Hour 2013 has been even bigger than previous years, with many more celebrities showing their support and interest in the event. Here’s just some who have signed up so far – so why not join them?
Kirsty Gallacher has become one of the UK’s most recognised television presenters, often appearing on Sky Sports and numerous other sporting programmes. This year she is supporting Earth Hour and has even provided her top tips for living sustainably! We’re proud to have her on board.
Kirsty Gallacher: “For years WWF’s Earth Hour has inspired hundreds of millions of people around the globe to protect our planet. It’s a powerful but simple idea – turning your lights off for one hour in a huge, symbolic show of support. It’s also your chance to take action – so whether you stay in with the family, have your friends round for dinner or organise a celebration as the lights go out on 23 March, I hope you’re inspired to join me in taking some quick and simple steps that help reduce your environmental impact.”
Property developer and television presenter Sarah Beeney is best known for her Channel 4 show Property Ladder but has also presented on various other shows, even appearing on co-Earth Hour supporter Gordon Ramsay’s The F-Word! Sarah brings visibility and a huge amount of support to the event – thank you Sarah.
Sarah Beeney: “I’ve always been passionate about the environment and it’s great to see WWF’s Earth Hour continuing to inspire people around the globe. I have supported WWF for a long time and I am always trying to help people be more green within their homes and this is such a simple idea: just switch off your lights on 23 March. Whether you spend it celebrating with friends or family over dinner, or reading a good book by candle light, you’re just a flick of a switch away from joining hundreds of millions of people reflecting on our planet and taking action to protect it.”
- Top model Daisy Lowe has revealed her natural side in an exclusive Rankin photo shoot to encourage the UK to celebrate our beautiful planet for this year’s Earth Hour. The striking picture of Daisy shows a beautiful flower bursting into life from an extreme environment of cracked earth. The image highlights the incredible beauty and importance of nature, whilst reminding us of the earth’s vulnerability and how we all play our part in protecting it.
Sienna Rose Miller is an English actress, model and fashion designer. She is best known for her roles in Layer Cake, Alfie, Factory Girl, The Edge of Love and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. In 2006, she designed a fashion capsule for Pepe Jeans. Miller has been nominated for a BAFTA (2008) and a Golden Globe (2012).
“I’m supporting WWF’s Earth Hour 2013.”
Graeme Le Saux
Former England footballer Graeme Le Saux is an avid supporter of WWF. He came to WWF through the Extinct programmes that were aired on ITV as part of a six part series on endangered species. Graeme visited the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda with WWF and was blown away; he then knew he wanted to help make a difference. Since then he has been a spokesman for our work and is one of our Ambassadors. This year he is helping promote our Hidden Heroes competition. We’ve been overwhelmed by his backing and are thrilled he is joining us again for Earth Hour.
Graeme Le Saux: “Our planet is brilliant and we want to find the people who are working hard to keep it that way. We can all do our bit for the environment, it doesn’t matter how big or small a step – as long as it makes a positive difference. WWF’s Hidden Heroes campaign is looking for amazing eco champions up and down the country. So if you know of someone who is making a difference by living a more sustainable lifestyle, or a group who are taking action to campaign on environmental issues, or maybe people at work who simply inspire others to be green, then this is your chance to nominate them. We want to be able to about all the great work they’re doing to make our world a greener place.”
Model and actress Danielle Lineker has modelled for various recognisable brands such as La Senza and has appeared on the cover of countless magazines. She is also a familiar face on television, having appeared on Loose Women and Hell’s Kitchen. WWF are grateful to her for helping support Earth Hour this year.
Danielle Linekar: “For years, WWF’s Earth Hour has been a powerful statement for the protection of our planet and it’s been great to see it grow to inspire hundreds of millions of people to take action. Best of all, it’s so simple and easy to get involved and join the movement: just turn off your lights at 8.30pm on Saturday 23 March….I know I will…will you? “
Pentathlete Heather Fell’s impressive list of sporting achievements over a successful career was topped in 2008 by her silver medal at the Beijing Olympics. She is a valuable figure to have on our campaign this year. Thank you Heather!
Heather Fell: “Earth Hour is a really simple concept with a big meaning. All you have to do is switch your lights off at 8.30pm for an hour on the 23rd March and show that you care about our natural world. I am enjoying the outdoors all the time when training for the Olympics and I like to think that our beautiful planet will stay this special in years to come. To know I can help make a difference by taking greener steps into the future I will switch off along with the billions across the planet, please do the same”.
Singer, television presenter and actress Cilla Black is one of the UK’s most respected and cherished personalities. Cilla became the best-selling British female recording artist in the 1960s and collaborated with the likes of Paul McCartney and John Lennon. Later in her life she appeared on television with the likes of Blind Date and Loose Women. She is a true asset to the campaign.
Cilla Black: “This year on March 23rd 2013 I will be supporting WWF with their Earth Hour campaign…will you? As the lights go out on 23 March, I hope you’re inspired to give it a go. After all, even the smallest of changes can add up to something big if enough of us make them. I may have been in the spotlight for many years, seen a few surprises and brought romance to the masses but this night why don’t you sit by candlelight with your loved ones and appreciate our planet… I hope you do. ”with your loved ones and appreciate our planet… I hope you do.”
Best known for her role in EastEnders as Janine Butcher, Charlie Brooks has also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here, where she was crowned Queen! She has also won numerous soup awards. Charlie joins our other celebrities this year in support of Earth Hour – we’re thankful for her on-going support.
“After being in the jungle with nature as much as I struggled with the creepy crawlies it made me realise how beautiful our world is and how important it is to protect it. From the smallest insect to the largest mammal we all need protecting and we can make a simple effort this year with WWF and Earth Hour. It is so simple on March 23rd 2013 at 8.30pm-9.30pm join me and switch off your lights for the hour. Join the thousands from across the globe who will go a step further this year to help save our planet, the 23rd March should just be the start; I know it will be mine.”