Wednesday 20 March 2013
Earth Hour is a global campaign organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and is supported by Queen Mary. QM is calling on all staff and students to be part of the largest voluntary action ever witnessed by taking part in the international Earth Hour event on Saturday 23 March, hosted by the World Wildlife Fund.
Earth Hour takes place on Saturday 23 March from 8.30pm – 9.30pm. By switching off non-essential lighting and electronic equipment for an hour, students and staff will be joining tens of millions of concerned citizens and corporations throughout the world in calling for action to save the planet. In 2012, a record 152 countries and 6,895 towns and cities took part in the Earth Hour challenge.
Please do your bit to reduce our energy consumption both during Earth Hour and also on a day to day basis by ensuring that all non-essential lighting and equipment is switched off when not in use. Remember to shut off all everything in your room if you are going home for the Easter break.
It’s not just about an hour of darkness. It’s about a brighter future.
For further information about sustainability initiatives at the College, please visit the Sustainability pages.