Earth Hour 2018

Bangor University is helping to build a brighter future by supporting WWF’s Earth Hour, a spectacular and symbolic lights out event that focuses the world’s attention on our planet, and the need to protect it.

Celebrating the tenth Earth Hour in Wales, the University will be switching off the floodlighting on its iconic Main University Building for the hour, and encouraging staff and students to join in by taking what action they can.

“The University is proud to take part in Earth Hour and excited to be involved with such a great and inspiring event. Everyone can make a difference to help protect our planet and we all have a key role to play," said Dr Liz Shepherd, Sustainability Officer and Campus Energy Coordinator.

Anne Meikle, Head of WWF Cymru, said:

“We’re delighted that  Bangor University’s iconic Building above the city will be taking part in Earth Hour again this year and hope that they’ll inspire many others to get involved. By taking one simple step to switch off, you’ll be joining millions of people from around the world.”

Participating Welsh landmarks included the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, Caernarfon Castle, The National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth and Newport Transporter Bridge will be joining forces with thousands of iconic landmarks globally, from The Sydney Harbour Bridge to Times Square in New York, as they show their support. Earth Hour’s unique display of darkness has become a global phenomenon with hundreds of millions of individuals coming together each year.

Taking part in Earth Hour is a symbolic gesture of support for protecting our planet. Together we can make change happen.

Everyone can support WWF’s Earth Hour 2018. Visit to find out how you can join in – and don’t forget to switch off your lights for an hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 24 March!

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Publication date: 21 March 2018