The WWF Earth Hour is back again for another year and this time it's on Saturday 23rd March at 8.30pm. London will be among many other capitals around the world who will be switching off their lights for one hour. Participating in this event raises awareness to the huge amount of energy we use and creating a better future for our planet as we should be using less polluted fossil fuels and switch to cleaner, greener renewable energy sources.
In the UK, we’re consuming three times our fair share of the planet’s natural resources and our reliance on high carbon fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas is over-heating the atmosphere which affects the climate.
It is a crucial time as decisions are being taken now that will shape our energy system and climate for decades to come. In 2013, we want the government to commit to making our electricity system virtually carbon-free by 2030. The sooner the government throws more weight behind renewable energy the better for all of us – financially and environmentally.
Learn more about renewable energy and the WWF's campaign for it here.
We will be switching off our lights in our stores to show our support for Earth Hour.
Tread a little lighter on the planet and take up a more sustainable diet. Did you know it takes a lot more energy to rear cattle than it does to grow green vegetables? Read the WWF's guide to implementing a sustainable diet.
We'd love to know what you got up to on Earth Hour, whether you went along to the celebrations in London, or stayed at home with family and friends playing board games, listening to music or having a candle lit dinner, send us an email and let us know.