This past Saturday marked Earth Hour, the world’s biggest grass roots movement for the immediate call to action on climate change, including sustainable lifestyles, plastic-free oceans (a cause close to Ocean Outdoor’s heart), deforestation and water conservation.
In the UK, Earth Hour saw over 100 top UK landmarks, including Landsec’s iconic Piccadilly Lights, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Old Trafford, Cardiff Castle, Liverpool Cathedral and many more, switching off their lights as a visual display of their commitment to the future of the planet.
Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and helping to raise awareness around the world, over 7,000 cities in more than 187 countries, including France, America, Morocco and India, plus millions of people globally, turned out their lights to show their support for nature and inspire urgent action on environmental causes.
Earth Hour started as a symbolic event in Sydney in 2007, where landmark buildings and residents around the city turned off their lights for one hour to raise awareness for the protection of our planet. To follow how the event unfolded in the UK in 2019, check out #EarthHourUK on Twitter.
As a business committed to zero waste, we were delighted to get involved in Earth Hour for another year, helping to highlight this worthwhile cause on one of the biggest and most photographed advertising screens in the Europe.