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Clitheroe Castle is to switch off for Earth Hour
6:40pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
CLITHEROE Castle is joining hundreds of iconic buildings across the UK in switching out the lights.
The castle is joining buildings including the Houses of Parliament and Manchester United’s Old Trafford, by switching off its lights for an hour on Saturday.
The switch-off event Earth Hour, will herald a week of energy efficiency giveaways at the Ribble Valley Council offices in Church Walk, Clitheroe.
From 8.30 to 9.30pm on Saturday, thousands of landmarks, businesses and schools will plunge into darkness to show their support for a sustainable future.
Earth Hour, organised by the World Wildlife Fund, attracts thousands of participants every year, from the London Eye and Houses of Parliament, to Edinburgh Castle and Piccadilly Circus.
Now Ribble Valley Borough Council has signed up to the annual ‘lights out’ campaign that has even attracted the support of astronauts at the International Space Station.
Ribble Valley Borough Council leader Michael Ranson said: “We are proud to be involved in such an inspiring event as Earth Hour.
“Although the Clitheroe Castle lights are energy-efficient, we think plunging this iconic landmark into darkness will show that we take the wellbeing of the planet seriously.”
Further details of People Power and Warm Homes Healthy People are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111.