very year, millions of people across the planet take part in Earth Hour. Local business, Tiny Rebel, are stepping up this year with their own Earth Day celebrations.
In the UK alone, 9 million people took part last year, through a range of events and activities to show they care about the future of our planet. Some of the world’s biggest landmarks switched off the lights; while countless schools, community groups, and individuals all participated in their own way.
This year, Earth Hour is taking place on 24th March at 8:30pm – will you be a part of it? Earth Hour Cymru are asking people to make an individual promise to help the planet. This could be anything, from refusing plastic cutlery to switching to an electric car.
Wales has taken part in Earth Hour since 2008, with key landmarks including the Transporter Bridge turning out the lights. Past campaigns have also seen participation from celebrities, including; Michael Sheen, the Wales Rugby Squad and politicians from the Welsh Assembly.
The campaign is based on switching off the lights for sixty minutes in a global sign of solidarity. Tiny Rebel can’t turn out their lights, but this isn’t stopping them supporting the campaign.
Firstly, 50p from every pint of dark beer sold on the 24th March will go to WWF Cymru. They will also be running a completely vegetarian/vegan menu all day and night.
Join the Tiny Rebel team this Saturday and take part it one of the world’s biggest environmental movements!