HOMES, businesses and school across Eastbourne will join a day of action as part of an international effort to call for better protection of the environment.
On March 31 the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is holding an hour of darkness during which the charity wants as many as possible to turn off their lights.
That stunt will take place at 8.30pm but a host of schools and groups are already planning how they can join in earlier in the day.
Among those already signed up are West Rise Junior School and Heron Park Primary and elsewhere the 1st Pevensey Guides have an environment themed evening with activities, games, and a quiz in the dark.
Colin Butfield, head of campaigns at WWF-, said, “Earth Hour is not only a powerful global message but also an important local one. We hope Eastbourne will lead the way in switching off for a world with a bright future. Every family, school, business and organisation that joins in will be an important part of our global event.”
For more details on the campaign or to sign up visit wwf.org.uk/earthhour.