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Andy Murray serves up Earth Hour challenge to the UK

Andy Murray serves up Earth Hour challenge to the UK

Britain’s leading tennis star and WWF global ambassador Andy Murray is urging the UK to sign up for WWF’s Earth Hour.

Now in its ninth year, WWF’s Earth Hour unites people in hundreds of countries for the world’s biggest call to action to protect the planet. On Saturday 28 March at 8.30pm, millions of people and global iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, the House of Parliament, New York’s Times Square and the Sydney Harbour Bridge will switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about tackling climate change and creating a sustainable future. Earth Hour 2014 saw a record-breaking 162 countries join the celebration under the stars.

Speaking ahead of his Davis Cup clash, Andy said:

“WWF’s Earth Hour is a really simple way to stand up and take action for our planet.  Millions of people take part by switching off the lights and going beyond the hour – taking small steps to live a more sustainable lifestyle.  We’ve only got one planet, so it’s up to us to take care of it.  Show you care about our brilliant world and get Saturday 28 March 2015 in your diary as the date to make a difference.”

Shareen Brown, Earth Hour Campaign Manager, WWF-UK said:

“It’s brilliant to get the support of Andy Murray for Earth Hour. Andy became a Global Ambassador for WWF last year and we’re delighted he’s encouraging as many people as possible to join him in signing up for the campaign.

“2015 is an important year for the environment, with world leaders meeting in Paris in December to agree action to reduce emissions. This is the year to act on climate change and Earth Hour is a great way for people from all over the world to come together and do something that will have a positive effect on our planet for future generations. We can all take small steps to live a more sustainable lifestyle and that begins with taking part in Earth Hour. Doing your bit for the planet has never been so fun! So sign up and be part of it.”

Everyone can sign up for WWF’s Earth Hour 2015. For more information and to sign up please visit www.wwf.org.uk/earthhour