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Switch that light off for Earth Hour

SWANSEA residents are being urged to offer some respect to Planet Earth this weekend by turning off the lights in their homes for an hour this weekend.

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On Saturday at 8.30pm, Swansea Council's Guildhall and Civic Centre will be joining forces with thousands of iconic landmarks from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Times Square in New York to show support for the annual Earth Hour. 

Rob Stewart, Swansea Council Leader, said he hoped residents will be part of this stunning world-wide phenomenon as well. He said: "We are proud to take part in Earth Hour again this year.

"The lights going out at our Civic Centre, at the council offices in the Guildhall, as well as homes across the city, sends a powerful message about just how much we all care about the environment in Swansea. That's why it has become such a special an important event here each year."

Earth Hour is organised by the conservation organisation WWF and the unique display of darkness has become a global phenomenon with hundreds of millions of individuals coming together each year. 

Last year Swansea Council and its residents were among nine million people in the UK alone who celebrated Earth Hour to show they care about the planet. 

Everyone can sign up for WWF's Earth Hour 2019. For more information and to sign-up please visit

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