Lights out in City for ‘Earth Hour’

Besi Besemar March 6, 2013


Brighton & Hove will be taking part in the annual Earth Hour on Saturday, March 23 at 8.30pm.

The world-wide event, organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to raise awareness of climate change, will see buildings throughout Brighton turn off their lights off to symbolise concern for the environment.

At the designated hour, the Brighton Wheel and the promenade lights will fall into darkness and all lights in council buildings will be off or, where light is needed for safety reasons, only energy efficient LED bulbs will be used.

A range of activities, co-ordinated by Brighton & Hove City Council’s Healthwalks, a scheme operated to boost mental and physical health, will culminate in a torch-lit walk from the bandstand at 8pm, behind the Maracatu Samba band.

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Cllr Geoffrey Bowden
Cllr Geoffrey Bowden

Cllr Geoffrey Bowden, Chair of the Economic Development and Culture Committee, said:

“Earth Hour is a global movement created by local action. The Healthwalks’ Earth Hour procession gives people in Brighton & Hove the chance to be part of what is set to be the biggest environmental event in history, linking 7,000 cities around the world.”

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