dlr to support Earth Hour 2021

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Friday, March 26, 2021
dlr County
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Earth Hour, to be held at 8.30pm on Saturday 27th March, encourages us all to switch of our lights for one hour to show support for the planet.


The Earth Hour campaign was initiated by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and partners as a symbolic ‘lights-out’ event in 2007, held in Sydney. Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions of people in more than 180 countries and territories, by switching off their lights to show support for the planet and the environment.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for Earth Hour 2021, citizens and organisations are invited to share an official video across social media platforms. The Council will share this official video on its social media platforms. The Council will also align its efforts in conjunction with other local organisations such as Codema – Dublin’s Energy Agency and the Dublin Climate Action Regional Office (CARO).

The Council will also be switching off the lights at County Hall and dlr Lexicon, in line with relevant health and safety protocols and procedures.

Speaking of Earth Hour 2021, An Cathaoirleach, Cllr Una Power said:

Earth Hour is another reminder of the ongoing and consistent efforts needed by all of us to combat the climate and biodiversity crisis. By switching of our lights across the County for one hour on Saturday 27th March, we will be joining with many other homes and organisations across Ireland and the world, in showing solidarity for our planet and the environment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are all at home a lot more, and so I encourage all dlr citizens and families to come together to take part in Earth Hour, as a way to discuss energy and climate action in the home and the local community.


Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Director of Infrastructure & Climate Change, Robert Burns said:

By taking part in Earth Hour 2021, the Council is again demonstrating its ongoing commitment to leading on climate action from the local level. The Council has recently published the first Annual Progress Report for its Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024. One of the four targets set out in the CCAP was the improvement of the Council’s energy efficiency of 33% by December 2020, which has been exceeded. The Council improved its energy performance by 37.2% based on its 2019 return, compared to the baseline year of 2009. Earth Hour reminds us yet again, of the ongoing importance of addressing energy use and emissions from our homes and buildings.