The World Wildlife Fund are asking people across the diocese to take part in Earth Hour 2020 that will be taking place this Saturday (28th March) between 8.30-9.30pm. Earth Hour is a global environmental movement to stop the destruction of nature by switching off your lights for an hour. Earth Hour is the world's biggest switch off event and marks a moment when millions of people come together for nature, people and the planet. 

Members of the clergy are being asked to support and encourage other members of the clergy on social media using the hashtag #EarthHourUK.

The WWF understand that in the current pandemic that people are filled with fear, anxiety and feelings of isolation. By joining in with Earth Hour it is hoping that by reaching people are reminded that they’re not alone, and that they're part of a global community.

The WWF's message is that Earth Hour remains a show of solidarity with one another and demonstrates our shared commitment to protecting our planet and nature, a message more important than ever in these uncertain times.

There are plenty of suggestions on the WWF website about what you can do in that hour - playing games, doing craft activities, reading a book or listening to music are just some of the suggestions. You can read more here.

This story was published on Tuesday 24th March 2020.