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MP’s turning his lights off in bid to save the planet
5:20pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
SOUTHAMPTON Test MP Alan Whitehead has shown his support for renewable energy as part of WWF’s Earth Hour project.
He joined 54 other MPs in placing wind, wave and solar power symbols on a UK weather map symbolising the need for more renewable energy.
As the lights go out for this year’s Earth Hour, on Saturday, 23 March at 8.30pm, people will be asked to show their support for energy that works with the power of nature, rather than against it, by switching the lights off for one hour.
Mr Whitehead said: “WWF’s Earth Hour is a simple idea that brings together millions of people across the globe who all care about one thing – our planet.
“In the UK, our energy system needs to change and I want wind, wave and solar power to be part of the future. If we are serious about shaping a better future for generations to come, then we need to act now.”
Last year over 7 million people in the UK took part in WWF’s Earth Hour, with landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, the Sydney Opera House and the Taj Mahal all taking part.
Darren Shirley from WWF said: “We’ve only got one planet, so it’s vital we do everything we can to protect it.”
Find out more at earthhour.wwf.org.uk.