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Earth Hour a success

Posted on 30 March 2009  - 12:00

White Hart Lane joined more than 200 UK landmarks - and world famous cultural symbols -in turning off its lights in support of the WWF's Earth Hour on Saturday.

Earth Hour a success

White Hart Lane joined more than 200 UK landmarks - and world famous cultural symbols - in turning off its lights in support of the WWF's Earth Hour on Saturday.

The lights went out at the Lane between 8.30pm and 9.30pm and the stadium was joined in the action by Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster in London and Edinburgh Castle.

More than 100 cities and towns in the UK including London, Belfast, Cardiff, and Edinburgh to Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol and Birmingham took part in what is set to be the biggest mass action on climate change.

Thousands of individuals, organisations, and businesses also switched out their lights and took part in activities such as candlelit dinners to show global leaders that they want strong action to tackle climate change.

Around 650 businesses showed their support. Wembley Stadium switched off its iconic arch, Coca-Cola switched off its billboard sign in London's Piccadilly Circus, and Tesco and IKEA stores across the country joined many other companies participating in the UK.

David Nussbaum, Chief Executive of WWF-UK branded Earth Hour 'a massive global success with millions of people switching off their lights'.

For more details visit the official website - www.wwf.org.uk/earthhour