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William Powell AM supports WWF’s Earth Hour 2016

March 18, 2016 11:36 AM

William Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for the Environment, has pledged his support for WWF's Earth Hour campaign 2016 - the global celebration of our brilliant planet.

Every year, millions of people across the planet show their love for our planet and their commitment to protecting it by taking part in WWF's Earth Hour.

William Powell's Earth Hour pledge

William's Earth Hour pledge

The global lights-out has grown to be the world's largest grassroots environmental movement with landmarks like Sydney Harbour Bridge and New York's Times Square going dark for the hour. And last year in Wales, over half a million people took part in WWF's Earth Hour, as well as 235 schools across the country. Iconic Welsh landmarks like the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, the National Library in Aberystwyth, and Caernarfon and Caerphilly castles all went dark.

As part of this year's Earth Hour campaign, William Powell AM has backed WWF Cymru's calls for the next Welsh Government to deliver Wales' sustainable future.

William Powell said:

"I'm delighted to pledge my support for WWF's Earth Hour campaign this year. We know that climate change is going to have a massive impact on the way we all live our lives, but if individuals take small steps to live more sustainably, and if politicians take action to make Wales' economy more sustainable we can help tackle it.

"I'm encouraging everyone to sign up to Earth Hour at and to join the global celebration of our planet at 8.30pm on Saturday 19 March 2016."


Notes to editors

Find out more about WWF's Earth Hour 2016 at

To find out more about what WWF Cymru is calling on the next Welsh Government to do to deliver our sustainable future, visit

Join the social conversation about WWF's Earth Hour 2016 in Wales by following hashtag #LightsOutCymru.

About Earth Hour

Earth Hour, organised by WWF, is the world's biggest celebration for our amazing planet. In the UK last year, over 10 million people took part, along with over 4,800 schools, 200 landmarks and thousands of businesses and organisations. Iconic landmarks including Big Ben and Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Blackpool Tower, The Kelpies, Caerphilly Castle and many more joined the global lights out.

An estimated half a million people in Wales took part in Earth Hour 2015, as well as 235 schools across the country.