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Minister Bruton Encourages People to Switch Off as part of Earth Hour 2019

The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D. today (Saturday the 30th of March) encouraged people to mark Earth Hour 2019 by switching off their lights between the hours of 8:30pm and 9:30pm.


Earth Hour is a global movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature. All over the world, people will be switching off their lights for the hour, including public buildings such as, Ross Castle, Rock Of Cashel, Trim Castle, the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Leinster House/Government Buildings and the Custom House.


Minister Bruton said,


"Earth Hour is a great opportunity to reflect on our individual impact on the environment. We have a very small window of opportunity, whereby we can change the trajectory and set ourselves on a sustainable footing . We must make urgent changes. I am determined that the government will take the lead, but we will need each individual person to also contribute."

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