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Cardiff University celebrates Earth Hour

18 March 2016

Earth Hour

Students and staff encouraged to switch off lights

Cardiff University is supporting WWF’s Earth Hour, a spectacular and symbolic lights out event that focuses the world’s attention on our planet, and the need to protect it.

On the 19th March, at 8.30pm, we will be encouraging staff and students to switch off all non-essential lighting in their workspaces or halls of residence.

Earth Hour’s unique display of darkness has become a global phenomenon with hundreds of millions of individuals coming together each year.

Last year was the biggest yet, with hundreds of millions of people taking part across a record 162 countries and 7,000 towns and cities alongside world famous landmarks from the Sydney Opera House to Times Square in New York.

In Wales, it’s estimated that 500,000 people took part, sending out a united message of support. Participating Welsh landmarks included the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, Caernarfon Castle, and The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.

Everyone can sign up for WWF’s Earth Hour. Join in the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #LightsOutCymru and #EarthHour, and by following @wwfcymru.