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Earth Hour 2010 Edinburgh 27 March

posted 22 Mar 2010, 05:06 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 22 Mar 2010, 09:50 ]
Edinburgh is again supporting this year’s event by switching off the lights at the City Chambers, Waverley Court, the Scott Monument, Princes Street Garden monuments including Edinburgh Castle Rock, the Burns Monument, City Arts Centre and Calton Hill.

In 2009 other landmarks joined in too, with Edinburgh Castle, the Forth Rail Bridge, St John’s Church and the Caledonian and Scotsman hotels all flicking the switches to dim the lights. Let’s aim to have even more landmarks and businesses switching off this year.

Edinburgh will join many of the world’s major cities, including Bangkok, Copenhagen, Dubai, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Moscow, Oslo, Sidney, Toronto and Warsaw in leading and championing action on climate change in the local area.

WWF believes that organisations at the heart of the city’s communities can help make Earth Hour 2010 an even bigger success than last year.

They would like to encourage you to take part in this event. It’s as simple as flicking a switch.*

Background information can be found online at

If you would like to take part or are interested in finding out more, please contact Kirstie Shirra, Earth Hour Co-ordinator for WWF Scotland on 01973 500773 or email

*We are not asking for safety lighting to be switched off, and do not want to incur any health or safety issues, so please let us know if you would like to take part but in some other way."