Leamington woman's appeal for community to switch lights off

A Leamington woman is appealing for the community to join a global event.

Monday, 19th March 2018, 9:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 10:40 am
Jo Harper.

Jo Harper is a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Earth Hour Ambassador, which is a voluntary role she has now done for three years.

She contacted Warwick District Council to try and get the lights switched off at the Town Hall for Earth Hour and she is also appealing to the community to also join in.

Earth Hour is a global event that raises awareness about protecting the planet and doing something to change climate change.

The world’s most famous landmarks, such as the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower and Sydney Opera House, all switch off their lights for one hour.

This year’s event takes place on March 24 at 8.30pm and the focus is to make a #PromiseForThePlanet to demonstrate everyone can personally do something to help the planet.

Jo said: “WWF have asked their ambassadors to encourage those in charge of their own iconic buildings to switch off in a show of solidarity.

“I have been told that the council will switch off the lights at the Town Hall.

“Hopefully the Town Hall switch off will make more people aware of it.

“It would be great to put Leamington on the map of people and places who want to and do make a difference.

“For every promise people make on the WWF website, Ariel will make a £1 donation to WWF’s work on climate change.”