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25.3.18
Time for a brighter future #EarthHourWales

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Bangor University is helping to build a brighter future by supporting WWF’s Earth Hour every year, a spectacular and symbolic lights out event that focuses the world’s attention on our planet, and the need to protect it.

Celebrating the tenth Earth Hour in Wales on 24th March, the University switched off the floodlighting on its iconic Main University Building for the hour, and encouraged staff and students to join in by taking action too.

The University is proud to take part in Earth Hour and excited to be involved with such a great and inspiring event. Everyone can make a difference to help protect our planet and we all have a key role to play,” said Dr Liz Shepherd, Sustainability Officer and Campus Energy Coordinator.

Anne Meikle, Head of WWF Cymru, said:

We’re delighted that Bangor University took part in Earth Hour this year and hope that they inspired many others to get involved. By taking one simple step to switch off, you’ll be joining millions of people from around the world in this special celebration.”

The University joined landmarks and buildings across Wales, including the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, Caernarfon Castle, The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth and Newport Transporter Bridge.  They joined with thousands of iconic landmarks globally, from The Sydney Harbour Bridge to Times Square in New York, as they showed their support. Earth Hour’s unique display of darkness has become a global phenomenon with hundreds of millions of individuals coming together each year.

Taking part in Earth Hour is a symbolic gesture of support for protecting our planet. Together we can make change happen.

Everyone can support WWF’s Earth Hour. Visit WWF’s Earth Hour to find out how you can join in next year!


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