Fife Council celebrates WWF's Earth Hour

Archived news: published on Wednesday 16 Mar 2016 by Fife Council

Earth Hour 2016

Earth Hour 2016

On Saturday 19 March 2016, at 8.30pm, Fife Council will join millions across the world to celebrate WWF’s Earth Hour and switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about the future of our brilliant planet.

By joining the global celebration, Fife Council will take part in a symbolic moment, not designed to have impact through an hour of energy saving, but to help put a spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to remind us that, together, we have the power to make change happen.

The future of our planet is at risk, particularly from the effects of climate change. Many of the world’s most threatened species like tigers and orang-utans live in areas that will be severely affected by climate change. For many, WWF’s Earth Hour is a chance to show they care about our brilliant planet and is the first step to helping to protect its future.

To celebrate the global event, Fife Council will be:


  • Switching off all non-essential lights in key buildings across Fife at 8.30pm on 19 March for one hour
  • Encouraging our staff and those in the community to sign up


John Wincott, Fife Council Sustainability Champion, said: “We are proud to take part in WWF’s Earth Hour and are excited to be involved with such an inspiring event. Everyone can make a difference to help protect our planet and we all have a part to play. If enough people make even small changes, then the overall impact can be very significant.”

Jennifer Clements, spokesperson for WWF-UK, said: “We’re thrilled that Fife Council will be taking part in WWF’s Earth Hour this year and hope that they’ll inspire many others to get involved. By taking one simple step to switch off, WWF’s Earth Hour is a chance for all of us to come together and send out a global message about protecting our planet.”

Over the last decade, WWF’s 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 global celebration. In the UK alone, over 10 million people took part, along with over 4,800 schools, 200 landmarks and thousands of businesses and organisations.

Everyone can join the celebration for WWF’s Earth Hour on Saturday 19 March 2016. For more information and to sign up please visit


Ian Gallacher, Development Officer 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 04 54 Contact Ian Gallacher online
By Post: Fife Council Bankhead Central Bankhead Park Glenrothes Fife KY7 6GH

John Wincott, Councillor 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 40 21 36 Contact John Wincott online
By Post: Fife council, Fife House North Street, Glenrothes,KY7 5LT
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