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Belfast switches off for Earth Hour

By Linda McKee

Published 28/03/2009

Above: Belfast in the dark
Above: Belfast in the dark

Belfast switches to candlelight this evening as people, schools and businesses join the battle against climate change by dimming the lights for WWF’s Earth Hour.

The Parliament Buildings at Stormont, Belfast Wheel, Lagan Weir, the Odyssey, Queen’s University Belfast, Victoria Square Dome and City Hall will all be plunged into darkness as part of the biggest ever show of global support for action against climate change.

Between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, businesses such as IKEA, HSBC and Ulster Bank will switch off, while the Belfast Giants will participate during the home game against the Cardiff Devils by dimming their screens.

More than 2,800 towns and cities from all over the world, including London, Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh, have signed up to support WWF's Earth Hour.

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