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Aberdeen earns Super Local Authority badge for being in the dark
Aberdeen City Council's climate change commitments have earned it a Super Local Authority Badge from the WWF for the second year running.
The council has again signed up to Earth Hour, on 23 March, to demonstrate support for people and wildlife threatened by climate change, and is encouraging individuals, businesses and organisations to sign up too.
The WWF campaign asks people around the world to switch off their lights for one hour in the evening in a huge, symbolic show of support for action on climate change and for a more sustainable future.
In 2012, a record 152 countries took part for the biggest call to action for the protection of the planet. Aberdeen City Council switched off the floodlights which shine on Marischal College, Wallace monument and gardens, St Marks Church and the St Nicholas Kirkyard fašade.
This year's Earth Hour is celebrating the power of nature - the way renewable energy can move us away from fossil fuels and help reduce global carbon emissions. This is especially important in Scotland with our wealth of natural assets such as wind, tidal and wave.
Anyone can become involved in Earth Hour. Simply register your switch off at www.earthhour.wwf.org.uk and you'll join hundreds of millions of people around the world who are taking part. The number of individuals, businesses, organisations, public events and landmarks that have registered for Earth Hour will be plotted on an interactive map to show local support, so you can check online to see how support in Aberdeen compares to other places.
To find out more about the initiative visit www.wwfscotland.org.uk/earthhour