Tune in and turn off for Earth Hour

THE ANGUS South MSP is lending his support to Earth Hour alter this month.

Graeme Dey MSP, vice-convener of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment committee is urging his constituency to switch off the power for an hour at 8.30 p.m. on March 23.

He said: “I fully endorse Earth Hour and commend the work that WWF are doing in this regard. But more than that, I would encourage everyone to think about their electricity usage at all times.

“The move towards clean green power is really important but we also need to be aware of reducing energy wastage, for example remembering to turn the lights out in the home when they are not being used.

“This will help not only the planet but also energy bills.”

WWF hopes that Earth Hour will encourage people to think about their energy usage and last year all 32 Scottish local authorities got involved, with 14 achieving the WWF’s ‘super local authority status’.

By celebrating the power of the planet through renewable resources such as wave, solar and wind MSPs are pledging their support for clean, green, renewable energy as part of WWF’s efforts to tackle climate change.

Lang Banks, director of WWF Scotland, said: “WWF’s Earth Hour is a simple way for people to show their support for strong action on climate change.

“This year, it’s also a fantastic opportunity for people to celebrate the natural power of our planet by backing the move toward more clean, renewable energy.

“We’re pleased that so many MSPs support WWF’s Earth Hour, it’s an important sign that our politicians are committed to tackling climate change and helping people reduce their impact on the planet.

“As well as politicians, business and local authorities, we hope lots of individuals and community groups feel inspired to take part too.”