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Lights Off for Earth Hour 2013 at St Albans Cathedral

Thu, 21 March 2013

St Albans Cathedral

On Saturday 23rd March, St Albans Cathedral will join with other landmark and private buildings around the world by turning off all its lights for one hour from 20.30-21.30 to mark 'Earth Hour 2013'.

Inside the Cathedral, the Abbey Youth Group will hold a service and meal for Passover by candlelight.

WWF’s Earth Hour is a unique annual phenomenon that focuses the world’s attention on the planet, and how we need to protect it. Hundreds of millions of people will turn off their lights for one hour, on the same night, all across the world in a huge, symbolic show of support.

As a founder member of the Green Pilgrimage Network, St Albans’ green pilgrimage actions are to become an outstanding place of welcome and ecological hospitality and include:

  • Investigating alternative sources of heat for the Cathedral
  • Introducing a new environmental trail for school groups
  • A new green fund to support local projects – visitors and worshippers will be invited to contribute through carbon calculation
  • Building up a new network of pilgrim ways as well as footpaths and cycle ways throughout the city
  • Encouraging local hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions to use renewable energy and to source their food environmentally.

To find out more about Earth Hour, please visit www.earthhour.org

For further information on the Green Pilgrimage Network,visit ARC’s website at www.arcworld.org

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