The North-East Venue will join a global community of millions of people in 7,001 cities and towns across 152 countries when it “switches off” for an hour on Saturday 23rd March at 8.30pm.
Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative in partnership with WWF. It aims to have to a billion people switch off their lights for an hour, to highlight the issue of climate change and send a clear message to World leaders.
From London to Sydney, New York and Singapore, individuals and organisations all over the world will be joining Aberdeen’s AECC in switching off their lights. Aside from being a reminder to us all that we only have one planet Earth, the initiative is also an urgent message that we need to reduce the impact our energy system has on the planet.
Last year more than 6,950 cities and towns in 152 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2012, the largest increase in participants since 2009. It also ushered in a new era with members going beyond the hour by launching the “I Will If You Will” campaign, attracting more than 200,000 individuals accepting a challenge at YouTube.com/EarthHour. Without doubt, it has shown how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.
Brian Horsburgh, Managing Director of AECC said: “Earth Hour is a great addition to the sustainable initiatives in place at AECC. Having been accredited with the Gold Award from the Green Business Tourism Scheme in December 2012, AECC are delighted to once again be supporting this great initiative of the WWF.”