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Lights to go out in Brighton and Hove for Earth Hour
2:30pm Sunday 10th March 2013 in News
Residents are being asked to plunge themselves into darkness later this month.
Earth Hour, a worldwide event organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is asking people to do their bit to raise awareness of climate change by switching their lights off for an hour at 8.30pm on Saturday, March 23.
Lights across Brighton and Hove will be switched off, including the Brighton Wheel and the promenade. The only lights that will remain on are those needed for safety reasons and even then LED bulbs will be used.
Brighton and Hove City Council’s Healthwalk team is organising a range of events, culminating in a torchlit walk along the seafront.
The walk will start at 8.30pm at the bandstand and will continue for a mile across the seafront. From 8pm at the bandstand walkers can also make a ‘Pledge to Change’, to make a difference to the environment.
Geoffrey Bowden, the chair of the council’s economic development and culture committee, said: “The Healthwalks’ Earth Hour procession gives people in Brighton and Hove the chance to be part of what is set to be the biggest environmental event in history.”