SIC to switch lights off for Earth Hour
The SIC will support Earth Hour again this year by switching off the lights on Saturday 28th March.
The campaign is said to be the world’s largest grassroots movement taking action against climate change and encourages people to switch off all unnecessary lighting and other electrical equipment, both at home and at work.
The council – which was awarded the prize for the highest level of community sign-up and support in 2011 – will switch off the floodlights at the town hall and a number of schools and other public buildings will also be getting involved.
Last year millions of people in 162 countries and 7,000 towns and cities took part, including all Scotland’s local authorities.
This yea’rs lights switch-off will be between 8.30 and 9.30pm.
SIC environment and transport committee chairman Michael Stout said: “Earth Hour is more than just an hour of darkness, it represents an international community of people coming together to bring a brighter future by limiting the damaging effects of climate change. By taking one simple step to switch off, you will be joining millions of people, businesses and organisations to focus the world’s attention on one of the biggest problems facing the world today.”