Switch off lights and shine support on climate change campaign

EVERYONE in North Devon has been urged to switch off their lights for an hour tomorrow (Saturday) and support the campaign against climate change. The World Wildlife Fund is calling on people to show they care about climate change by switching off their a

EVERYONE in North Devon has been urged to switch off their lights for an hour tomorrow (Saturday) and support the campaign against climate change.

The World Wildlife Fund is calling on people to show they care about climate change by switching off their at 8.30pm tomorrow and adding their names and experience of the event at the WWF website.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is also supporting the Earth Hour, as are more than 1,700 cities and towns from Australia, to North America and Europe.

Last year 88 countries were involved and this year more than 100 will be taking part across 25 time zones. Many of the world's most iconic landmarks such as Table Mountain, Golden Gate Bridge, The London Eye, Piccadilly Circus and the Las Vegas Strip will be switching off for an hour.


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But the Fire Service is reminding people joining in this worthwhile event to be extra careful if they decide to use other forms of lighting such as candles.

They advise: Candles should never unattended and place them in suitable containers which are not easily knocked over.

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Also, keep flames well away from combustible materials and extinguish candles properly and safely.

Colin Butfield Head of Campaigns at WWF said: "WWF's Earth Hour is an inspiring opportunity to do something positive to help tackle climate change. By switching off lights individuals, businesses, towns and cities can join a global phenomenon and show they care about climate change.

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