In the run up to WWF’s Earth Hour – taking place on Saturday 25 March 2017 – WWF and People’s Postcode Lottery have launched a nationwide search to find those unsung heroes who are making a real difference for our planet.
People are being encouraged to nominate themselves or others for the Earth Hour Heroes competition. The initiative is searching for individuals who deserve recognition for going the extra mile to help the environment and inspire others – whether at home, in the community or in the workplace.
The competition is part of Earth Hour, which takes place at 8.30pm on Saturday 25 March 2017. It is the largest global celebration of our planet; millions of people around the world switch off their lights for one hour to show their support for action on climate change. From Sydney Opera House to the Houses of Parliament, the world’s most iconic landmarks join the occasion. This year is the 10th anniversary of Earth Hour, and it promises to be the biggest one yet.
Charlotte Bagg, spokesperson for WWF-UK, said, “Every year Earth Hour puts the spotlight on people around the world coming together and taking actions to protect our brilliant planet from challenges like climate change. Earth Hour reminds us that, together, we have the power to make change happen and Earth Hour Heroes are people who are making a difference for the planet in their own way. We’re delighted to be teaming up with People’s Postcode Lottery to recognise these unsung environmental heroes and inspire others to live more sustainably too.”
Clara Govier, Head of Charities for People’s Postcode Lottery said, “We are delighted to be launching the Earth Hour Heroes competition with WWF-UK to help celebrate those individuals achieving positive change for the environment. Whether it’s someone in your local community or a colleague at work who’s inspired you with their activities, or even your own environmental actions, we can’t wait to hear your stories and shine a light on the winners.”
To enter the Earth Hour Heroes competition, please visit the website at www.wwf.org.uk/EarthHourHeroes and tell them why you, or someone you know, deserves to be an Earth Hour Hero in one of the following categories:
· Community Hero
· Lifestyle Hero
· Workplace Hero.
Those shortlisted will be invited to attend an exclusive event at the Palace of Westminster on 7 March 2017, where a winner for each category will be announced. The winners will receive £1,000 each, thanks to the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery, to help towards boosting their Earth Hour Hero initiatives. The deadline for entries is Friday 16 December 2016. To find out more and how to enter please visit: www.wwf.org.uk/EarthHourHeroes