Wheelhouse clocks in ahead of Earth Hour

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HAWICK MSP Paul Wheelhouse is taking time to support the WWF’s Earth Hour.

And the SNP politician is urging constituents, businesses and organisations in the town to do the same and switch off on Saturday, March 31 at 8.30pm for one hour in demonstration of their support for action against the impacts of climate change on people and wildlife.

Mr Wheelhouse (pictured) said: “I am delighted to lend my support to this campaign, as just this week I spoke in what is believed to be the first ever Parliamentary debate anywhere in the world on climate justice, to highlight the critical challenge we all face in terms of the effects of climate change.

“I was keen to point out that nobody is immune to the effects of climate change, so I would encourage all my constituents to get involved with WWF’s Earth Hour and raise awareness.”

In 2011 millions of people in 134 countries worldwide took part in Earth Hour. And some of the world’s most recognisable landmarks went dark including the Sydney Opera House and the Eiffel Tower

This year, in addition to the lights going out at iconic Scottish locations, including Edinburgh Castle, WWF is encouraging community groups and local organisations to join in the fun.

Ideas for celebrating include: star-gazing, torch-lit nature walks, candle-lit suppers or pub-quizzes.

To register for this year’s event visit: ww.wwfscotland.org.uk/earthhour