Mark Tami Supports Earth Hour

Mark Tami, Member of Parliament for Alyn and Deeside has signed up to support this year’s Earth Hour, highlighting the importance of protecting the world’s forests.

Earth Hour takes place on 28th March at 8.30pm where millions of people around the world turn off their lights for one hour as a symbolic act of support to show they care for our brilliant planet.

Mark Tami MP said, ‘It is great that millions of people around the world come together for an hour by turn off their lights and I would encourage as many people as possible in Alyn & Deeside to take part.’

WWF-UK’s forest campaign highlights the issue of illegally sourced timber and unsustainable forest management, and aims to make responsible forest trade the norm.

WWF-UK is challenging business and the government to commit to responsible trade in wood and paper to help end deforestation around the world. Deforestation is having a devastating effect on the world’s last remaining natural forests, for example, in Indonesia, Central Africa and Far East Russia. The world has lost nearly half its forests, and only a tenth of what remains is protected.

Shareen Brown, head of WWF-UK’s Earth Hour, said: “Our natural resources are running out.  We are already living beyond the limits of one planet, but by making small changes our daily lives can become more sustainable. Politicians play a vital part in helping to tackle the major conservation issues such as deforestation, so it’s great to have their support for Earth Hour.  It’s a timely reminder that we all need to be doing more to protect some of our planet’s most precious wildlife and places.”

To find out more and register to take part please go to: wwf.org.uk/earthhour and join millions of people who are signing up to the big switch off.