Wednesday 20 March 2013

Change the world in one hour with Earth Hour!

This statement was issued on 20 March 2013.

‘Change the World in one Hour with Earth Hour’ – Archbishop of Cape Town urges Anglicans in Southern Africa and around the World

As people around the world get ready to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba has added his encouragement to turn off the lights.

‘In one hour, you can change the world!’ said the Archbishop of Cape Town, who also Chairs the world-wide Anglican Communion’s Environmental Network. ‘Support Earth Hour – switch off your lights, and switch on to saving the world! Let this be the first hour of a new life of energy saving, and living lightly. We have no other option to preserving our world for future generations. “There is no planet-B”, as is often said. We have no alternative.’

Everyone on the planet is urged to switch off their lights on Saturday evening, 23 March from 8.30 to 9.30 to show their commitment to a sustainable future, and then to make that commitment tangible through making long-term choices for more environmentally friendly living.

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Issued by the Office of the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town
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