Written by CarbonCulture Team from UK Parliament on 1st April 2014
Parliament once again switched off its lights for Earth Hour. Thank you to all those who turned off their lights and helped us with this campaign. At 8.30pm on Saturday 29th March the Palace of Westminster including Big Ben and Portcullis House were plunged into darkness to help raise awareness of the need to act on climate change. All our non- essential internal and external lighting was switched off and you can see the result here
Why did Parliament sign up?
Earth Hour is an international campaign which aims to raise awareness of the need to act on climate change seeking participants worldwide to switch off their lights in unison, as a collective display of commitment to a better future for the planet.
Your help in switching off the lights saw a 3% reduction in electrical demand for the Palace of Westminster for that hour.
To find out more on Earth Hour visit the WWF Earth Hour website and if you would like to hear about initiatives Parliament is involved in, please keep checking this website or contact Parliament’s Environment Team.
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