20 March 2017
Shetland Islands Council signs up to WWF’s Earth Hour 2017
This year is the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour, and once again Shetland Islands Council will be taking part. The Council has been involved in the event since its beginning.
The SIC will join thousands of people across Scotland - and millions from around the world - in switching off their lights for an hour on Saturday 25 March at 8.30pm. This year the SIC has been encouraging other iconic buildings around Shetland to get involved.
- Lerwick Community Council will be switching off the floodlights at Clickimin Broch
- Shetland Arts will be switching off the external lights at Mareel along with fluorescent lights inside in the foyer
The SIC’s carbon management team is also asking staff to make sure all non-essential lights are switched off.
Alan Grieve is the Council’s Carbon Reduction Officer: “We’re proud to once again be taking part in WWF’s Earth Hour. It’s great to be able to show that by working together we can make a difference and help protect our planet. I’d like to encourage as many people as possible in Shetland to get involved and make the tenth anniversary of Earth Hour one for us all to remember.”Lang Banks, director of WWF Scotland: “We’re delighted that the SIC is again taking part in Earth Hour. It’s an opportunity for us all to demonstrate in a simple way that we care about our planet and the impact climate change is having on people and nature across the world.”