MP signs pledge to help planet with Earth Hour

Huw Merriman MP supports Earth Hour. SUS-170316-114652001
Huw Merriman MP supports Earth Hour. SUS-170316-114652001

Bexhill and Battle MP Huw Merriman has signed up to support WWF’s tenth Earth Hour by making a pledge to help protect the planet.

Mr Merriman says the world is changing and that it has never been more important to show support for action on climate 
change. He is one of many who joined WWF at the House of Commons at their 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.

Earth Hour Heroes is supported by the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery who joined the event.

MPs from all political parties are celebrating 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 Merriman 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 be switching my lights out for Earth Hour in East Sussex.”

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

“With 2016 breaking temperature records for the third consecutive year, it’s never been more important to tackle climate change.

Naomi Hicks, head of WWF UK’s Earth Hour, said: “We are at a real crossroads when it comes to our planet’s future.

“We all need to act and do what we can to protect our planet from the impacts of climate change.

“That’s why it’s great that MPs are giving their support to this year’s campaign and we hope they will inspire many others in their constituencies and communities to sign up and get involved on March 25.”

Everyone can join in WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

For more information and to sign up, or to find a list of the events taking place in and around the local area, please visit

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