I’m writing to encourage your readers to join millions around the world in turning off their lights and celebrating WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday 28 March at 8:30pm.

We’re in the midst of a joint climate and nature emergency. We’ve destroyed forests, polluted the oceans and messed up the climate. But what happens next is up to us. By taking part in Earth Hour you can be part of the change.  

All eyes are on Scotland this year ahead of the UN climate talks in Glasgow this November, so now is the time for Scottish communities to stand up and be counted. 

So whether it’s switching off your lights, switching off your phone for an hour, or celebrating with others – Earth Hour’s a time to reconnect to what’s important.   Taking part is a great way to showcase your group’s environmental action, get new people involved, and be part of a global movement.  

There are hundreds of events happening across Scotland, you can find out what’s on near you, by visiting wwfscotland.org.uk/earthhour.

Lang Banks,

Director of WWF Scotland