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South Ayrshire Council supports Earth Hour 2024

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South Ayrshire Council is once again proud to stand in solidarity with Earth Hour 2024, a global movement aimed at addressing the climate and nature emergency. 

Scheduled for 23 March 2024, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, Earth Hour calls everyone to switch off their lights for one hour, symbolising a commitment to change behaviour and reduce our impact on the planet.  We will participate by turning off the lights at landmarks including Ayr Town Hall, Stumpy Tower in Girvan, Burns Statue Square, and the Auld Brig, Ayr.

In addition to the big switch-off, there are several events planned. From film screenings to Seed Bomb Workshops as well as "Unfurl Your Wings" - the launch of the South Ayrshire Green Health Calendar.  This free event, hosted by the South Ayrshire Rangers Service and Undersky, will be held in Corsehill Gardens, Ayr on 23 March from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  Full details can be found on the South Ayrshire Ranger Service Facebook page. 

South Ayrshire Council's Portfolio Holder for Buildings, Housing and Environment, Councillor Martin Kilbride, said: "Tackling the climate and nature crisis continues to be important to us and Earth Hour is a great opportunity to raise awareness.  This year, we offer an exciting selection of events to inspire action and help support South Ayrshire and the world for future generations.  Join us as we unite with millions around the globe to make a difference." 

For more information about Earth Hour, please visit https://www.wwf.org.uk/earth-hour