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It’s lights out for Planet Earth

LIGHTS will be going out across Solihull on Saturday, but don’t worry - there’s nothing wrong with the electric.

LIGHTS will be going out across Solihull on Saturday, but don’t worry - there’s nothing wrong with the electric.

A number of local firms are taking part in Earth Hour - an international campaign dreamt up by the WWF, formerly the World Wildlife Fund.

The event aims to raise awareness about climate change and the charity is urging people to turn their lights off for an hour on Saturday evening.

Etrinsic, a Shirley-based print management firm, is among the companies taking part.

Matt Bird, managing director of the Stratford Road outfit, said: “A key aim for us is to help spread the message of Earth Hour and encourage people to sign up to the event. With our employees, suppliers, clients and our numerous other contacts, we believe we have the potential to reach over 10,000 people directly and many more indirectly.

“We hope that they will all add their individual support by participating in the big switch-off and helping to raise awareness of the event and what it means.”

Also taking part is the Touchwood shopping centre - which will be switching off all its non-essential lights.

Michael O’Hagan, general manager, said: “This is an exciting initiative, which gives us the opportunity to show our continued commitment to climate change.”

l To find out more visit www.wwf.org.uk/earthhour.

 

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