University to Power Down for Earth Hour


29th March 2012

The University of Dundee is to demonstrate its commitment to cutting carbon emissions by turning the lights off across the campus as part of the global Earth Hour event on Saturday 31st March.

The symbolic switch off, also being followed by the likes of the London Eye, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Caesar's Palace and Edinburgh Castle, is organised by the World Wildlife Fund, and Earth Hour is the world's largest display of hope for a bright future. Hundreds of millions of people across the world will switch off their lights in a massive, co-ordinated demonstration of their concern about tackling climate change and protecting the natural world from 8.30-9.30pm on Saturday, 31st March.

Trudy Cunningham, Environment & Sustainability Officer at the University, said, 'Last year's switch-off proved a great success and we are happy to once again be taking part in WWF's Earth Hour.'

Individuals, families, businesses, community groups and other organisations can become involved in this global event. Visit to find out more and register to take part.

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