Gower Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM has pledged to continue her support for WWF’s Earth Hour campaign by committing to take part in Earth Hour 2019. Each year, millions of people all over the world switch off their lights for 60 minutes. This year Earth Hour will take place on Saturday March 30th 8:30 -9:30 with homes, businesses’ and landmarks all over Wales due to take part.
Last year over 400,000 people, took part to send a clear message: we care about the future of our planet. In 2018 Wales’ iconic landmarks including the Senedd and Cardiff Castle joined global landmarks, from the Empire State building to Sydney Opera House, to switch off for the planet.
As part of this year’s Earth Hour campaign, Rebecca Evans AM is supporting WWF Cymru’s calls for people in Wales to pledge to make one small change in their everyday lives to help protect the planet. This can include using a reusable coffee cup, turning the washing to 30°C or even helping to restore nature in the community. These small actions could have a significant, collective impact on the future of our planet.
Mrs Evans explains “We know the planet is under threat from the devastating impacts of climate change and we have seen wildlife populations plummet. In Gower, we fortunate to be surrounded by amazing natural beauty, and it is vital we work together ensure that this is case for generations to come. We depend on nature for clean air and water, fertile soils and improving our wellbeing.
“We will all feel the impact if we do not do our bit to tackle climate change and put the world on a path to recovery. Therefore, I’m encouraging everyone to make a pledge and take part in Earth Hour.”
WWF Cymru Director Anne Meikle explains: “We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world. And almost certainly the last that can do anything about it. It is not too late, but we can no longer simply switch off to the world’s destruction and watch nature disappear. Instead we need to switch off for Earth Hour and create a powerful collective voice to call for real action to protect our planet.”