Ian Austin

Independent for Dudley North

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Austin encourages Dudley residents to take part in Earth Hour

Dudley MP Ian Austin has joined over 100 MP’s in Parliament to show his support for Earth Hour, the world’s largest annual event to protect the planet which encourages people switch off their lights for an hour.


Earth Hour takes place on Saturday 30th March at 8:30pm.

Austin pledged to encourage people in Dudley to do their bit by joining in with Earth Hour and choosing to change something in everyday life that will help protect our planet.  

In the UK, every year millions of people take part in Earth Hour, joining hundreds of millions more around the globe. Earth Hour has helped us find solutions for the environmental challenges we face globally. This includes influencing national climate policies, planting new forests in Uganda, and banning plastic in the Galapagos.

The world’s biggest landmarks – such as the Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, and Edinburgh Castle – switch off lights as a visual display of their commitment to our planet.

Ian Austin said:

“Earth Hour encourages people everywhere to raise awareness of some of the biggest environmental challenges we are facing.

“I hope that by adding my voice for the planet I can encourage my constituents to do the same.”

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