Youngsters are on top of the world thanks to WWF

WWF-UK helped inspire their home town to think about the future of our planet with themed craft activities during February’s half-term – all in celebration of Earth Hour 2016.

In the run up to the global event, which inspires millions of people across the world to switch off their lights for 60 minutes,
the Living Planet Centre hosted drop-in workshops over two days last week.

The engaging sessions challenged local families and youngsters to consider their impact on the world, with Arctic lanterns,
created from recycled materials, giving them a specific focus.

Jennifer Clements, Earth Hour Project Manager at WWF-UK, said: “We hope that our Earth Hour workshops helped inspire the people of Woking and Surrey to take part in the world’s biggest celebration of our amazing planet on 19 March.

“Earth Hour is more than just a symbolic hour of darkness. It’s a chance for people, both young and old, to come together and send out a global message about protecting our planet.”

Over the last decade, Earth Hour’s unique display of darkness has become a global phenomenon, with hundreds of millions of individuals coming together each year.

In 2015, a record-breaking 172 countries and some of world’s most famous buildings – including Big Ben, Hong Kong’s skyline  and the Sydney Harbour Bridge – joined the salute to nature.

In the UK alone, over 10 million people took part, along with more than 4,800 schools, 200 landmarks and thousands of businesses and organisations.

Everyone can join the celebration of WWF’s Earth Hour by switching off their lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 19 March. For more info and to sign up visit wwf.org.uk/earthhour.

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