North Devon MP Nick Harvey has shown his support for this year’s Earth Hour by making a special pledge to help protect the planet.
Nick joined WWF in London ahead of the global ‘lights out’ event, due to take place on Saturday, March 29 at 8.30pm. Last year’s Earth Hour saw over 10million UK residents – and iconic landmarks like Big Ben – turn their lights off in a show of care for the planet.
All money raised from this year’s event will go towards funding WWF’s conservation work in the Mau Mara Serengeti, Kenya, which is home to some of the world’s most iconic wildlife including lions, cheetahs and African elephants.
Nick said: “From the wild plains of the African Serengeti to North Devon’s sandy beaches, our entire natural world is precious. But if we want to be able to continue enjoying our countryside, we need to do more to protect it.
“Incredibly, if everyone in the world lived like we do in the UK, we’d need three planets to support us. WWF’s Earth Hour reminds us that there are simple things that we can all do to help sustain our green spaces and the animals that inhabit them.
“Turning off the lights for an hour may seem like a small act, but this event is about raising awareness of how we can all lead a more sustainable lifestyle. I hope people in North Devon will join together at 8.30pm on March 29 in switching off their lights for Earth Hour 2014.”
(from a press release)