On Saturday 25th March, Derry will join with cities across the world to celebrate Earth Hour.

This global movement brings millions together to celebrate our planet and call for action on climate change.

Many local landmarks will disappear from the evening skyline this Saturday by turning off their uplights, including Foyleside, The Playhouse, BT Exchange Building, Tourist Information Centre, Magee College, City Hotel, Maldron Hotel, Stitch In Time, Pure Gym, Wolf, Quay West, Saffron, Dananos, First Derry Presbyterian Church and Waterside Theatre and The Gainsborough Bar to name but a few.

The lights out across Derry will take place on Saturday night at 8:30pm.

Local environmental group, Zero Waste North West are encouraging individuals and businesses to be part of Earth Hour. Stay at home for a candlelit supper, tell ghost stories, go for a walk in the moonlight or bring some candles and join us at Ebrington Square for an informal celebration of this beautiful planet with Music from local drumming circle, Play Percussion and the talented Ronan Kearney.

It’s been the hottest year on record for the third year in a row and nearly 1 in 6 species are now at risk of extinction from climate change. We have strong foundations for action – from the Paris Agreement to the UK’s Climate Act - but now is the time to deliver the action needed to protect our brilliant planet.

Last year a record 178 countries took part – a number that rises every year. From the Sydney Opera House and the Eiffel Tower to Buckingham Palace and Edinburgh Castle, cities, towns and communities like ours across the world switch out their lights and come together for an hour, to join a global show of support for action on climate.

Put yourself or your organisation on the map by registering at www.earthhour.wwf.org.uk/

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