Portsmouth South MP, Stephen Morgan, has pledged to make the planet a priority ahead of WWF’s Earth Hour, the world’s largest event to protect the planet.
Taking place at 8:30-9:30pm on Saturday 24 March, the event is the world’s largest show of support for our planet. Lights around the world will go out for the hour, from the Taj Mahal to Buckingham Palace, as well as hundreds of millions of people around the world. In Portsmouth a number of events will be taking place, as well as lights across the city being turned off. More information can be found on the Portsmouth City Council Facebook page.
WWF is calling on politicians to show their commitment to tackling key environmental issues such as restoring wildlife, acting on climate change and ending plastic pollution by joining in and making a pledge. Yesterday Stephen Morgan joined the call by pledging to take further action on plastics for healthy oceans following support to a city council motion last month.
Stephen Morgan MP said:
“WWF’s Earth Hour provides an opportunity to raise awareness of some of the biggest environmental challenges facing our generation.
“I look forward to joining others in Portsmouth to show solidarity for our planet by switching my lights off with the rest of the world, and I urge everyone in Portsmouth to do their bit too.”
Tony Juniper, executive director of campaigns at WWF said:
“Much of the wildlife we love is being seriously threatened by the pressures we put on our planet, including the effects of climate change, pollution, deforestation and generally living beyond the Earth’s means.
We’re delighted to see Stephen Morgan support Earth Hour and make a pledge to protect the planet. We hope he will inspire many others in Portsmouth to make a promise of their own.”