On Saturday 24th March, The Shard will switch off the spire lighting in support of Earth Hour.
Earth Hour is the World Wide Fund for Nature's (WWF) biggest movement to protect the planet. At 8:30pm on Saturday 24th march, hundreds of millions of people across the world will turn off their lights for one hour to show their commitment to protecting our planet. Last year 9 million people in the UK alone took part including Big Ben, The Kelpies and The Shard.
Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth hour is now the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature. Research has shown that one third of us feel powerless about environmental issues. However, Earth Hour proves that together we can make a difference.
This year, Earth Hour are asking you to make an Earth Hour promise: they want everyone to pledge to change one thing in their everyday life that will help protect our planet. It could be a promise that you make as an organisation, or one that you encourage employees to make both at home and at work. You could decide to eat less meat, ditch plastic bags, carry a reusable coffee cup or even switch to a green energy supplier. It might seem like something small, but big impacts start with small steps.
You can get involved by turning off all non-essential lights between 8:30 and 9:30pm on Saturday 24th March. Register on the Earth Hour website here.