Across the city – already celebrating Green Year 2015 – iconic landmarks including the City Chambers, University of Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Mitchell Library will fall in to darkness between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday March 28th.
These famous buildings will join others around the world like the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Sydney’s Opera House in the symbolic display of environmental awareness around the annual worldwide initiative championed by WWF.
Glasgow’s plans were unvelied as Bailie Liz Cameron, Chair of Green Year 2015, accepted an award from WWF for last year’s contribution to Earth Hour 2014.
Bailie Cameron said: “To receive this award for or our efforts during Earth Hour 2014 is fantastic, and we are aiming for this year’s celebrations to be bigger and better than ever. 2015 is Glasgow’s Green Year and we wanted to do something special that would fit the occasion and engage the entire community.
“This year is all about raising awareness of the changes we can make to our everyday lives to help protect our environment, and Earth Hour is a simple but spectacular way of achieving this.
“I hope that everyone will switch off their lights for one hour and come and join us for the free, fun and above all green activities in George Square.”
Between 8pm and 10pm on Saturday March 28th, George Square will become the hub for Earth Hour Glasgow with expert advice on how you can reduce your carbon footprint, conserve energy and save money.
There’ll be plenty of fun activities you can try your hand at from ‘glow in the dark’ putting to generating enough energy through dancing to power your mobile technology! There’s face painting, cycle skills and the City Chambers will act as a backdrop for a WWF projection of species endangered by climate change.
Lang Banks, WWF Scotland Director, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be able to recognise Glasgow City Council for all their efforts in support of our annual Earth Hour initiative.
“This award clearly demonstrates the massive commitment of the council and its residents to tackling climate change and protecting our brilliant planet.
“We look forward to working with Glasgow again for Earth Hour 2015 in March.”
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