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Glasgow City Council, along with all Scotland’s local authorities, will once again support WWF’s Earth Hour from 830pm to 930pm on Saturday 24 March, joining 9 million people across the UK and 186 countries and territories from every continent on the planet.

The Council will be holding an event at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Kelvingrove Park offering a range of family friendly activities from 6pm to 10pm onwards including an evening nature walk led by RSPB Scotland and an Illuminated Night Ride led (please register to book your place).

In Glasgow the council will switch off the lights at the City Chambers, the Clyde Arc Bridge, the Riverside Museum, the Mitchell Library and Winter Gardens on Glasgow Green and other landmarks switching off include Glasgow Cathedral (courtesy of Historic Scotland), Cranhill and Drumchapel Water Towers (courtesy of Scottish Water) and Glasgow University joining others around the world such as the Eiffel Tower and Sydney Opera House!

Glasgow City Council is hosting an event at Kelvingrove event will be able to do this during the evening.

Earth Hour in the UK takes place from 8.30 to 9.30pm on Saturday 24 Marchwww.wwfscotland.org.uk/earthhour #EarthHourUK and #PromiseForThePlanet

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WWF’s Earth Hour is the biggest movement to protect our planet and will take place from 8.30pm on Saturday 24 March 2018 and this year WWF is asking people to make a promise for the planet to live more sustainably.

Hundreds of millions of people around the planet take part in WWF’s Earth Hour every year. Last year around 9 million took part in the UK alone.

In 2017, Scotland again received support from all local authorities – in fact Glasgow City Council was named Scotland’s Local Authority Earth Hour Champion – joining 186 countries and territories from every continent on the planet. An eye-catching 165 iconic buildings and landmarks switched off their lights, joining 3,000 others around the world in WWF’s Earth Hour’s unique display of darkness, which has become a global phenomenon.

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Earth Hour is the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the world.  Born out of a hope that we could mobilise people to take action on climate change, Earth Hour now inspires a global community of millions of people in 7,001 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories to switch lights off for an hour as a massive show of concern for the environment.

In 2014 in Glasgow the Kelvingrove and Riverside Museums were be switched off for Earth Hour along with Glasgow’s squinty bridge, the Clyde Arc. Glasgow’s fantastic Cathedral also went dark, joined by the Mitchell Library, Margaret Macdonald House, the Theatre Royal and the King’s Theatre.

Earth Hour in the UK takes place from 8.30 to 9.30pm on Saturday 28 MarchClick here to register and download the brochure.

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