Southport MP’s pledge for environmental campaign Earth Hour

SOUTHPORT MP John Pugh has signed up to support the World Wildlife Federation’s tenth annual Earth Hour by making a special pledge to help protect the planet.

The event encourages people to switch off the lights in buildings across the country.

The MP is one of many who joined WWF at the House of Commons at a reception last week to show they care about the future of our planet, ahead of the global lights out event, taking place on Saturday March 25 at 8:30pm.

MPs from all political parties are joining Earth Hour, sending a united message that this is a pivotal time for our planet and more needs to be done to tackle climate change and build a sustainable future.

Mr Pugh said: “I am delighted to support WWF’s Earth Hour this year to demonstrate how important it is that we take climate change seriously.

“I am proud to be a member of a parliament which has set ambitious targets to reduce our carbon emissions over the coming decades, and I will continue to urge the UK government to outline clear plans in order to live up to these ambitions.”

Each year, millions of people around the world come together to call for action to protect our planet.

Last year a record 178 countries took part and iconic landmarks across the UK switched out their lights, from Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, to Brighton Pier, Edinburgh Castle and Caerphilly Castle.

This year is set to be the biggest yet as it’s the 10 year anniversary of Earth Hour.