Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) will this weekend take part in the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF’s) ninth annual Earth Hour; the single, largest, symbolic mass participation event in the World.

The North-East Venue will join a global community, including 1, 200 landmarks including the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, when it “switches off” on Saturday 28th March at 8.30pm.

Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative in partnership with WWF. It aims to have up to a billion people switch off their lights for an hour, to highlight the issue of climate change and send a clear message to World leaders; aiming to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world.

From London to Sydney, New York and Singapore, individuals and organisations all over the world will be joining Aberdeen’s AECC in switching off their lights. Aside from being a reminder to us all that we only have one planet Earth, the initiative is also an urgent message that we need to reduce the impact our energy system has on the planet.

Earth Hour in 2014 achieved participation from millions of people in 7, 000 cities and towns, across 162 countries, and this year a record-breaking 172 countries have already confirmed they will be taking part!

Brian Horsburgh, Managing Director of AECC said: “We are delighted to once again be taking part in Earth Hour.  As a company which has many sustainable initiatives in place, and is currently working towards ISO20121, this cause is something which is pertinent to our own values and we are proud to be supporting this great cause led by WWF.”





For [press enquiries contact Sarah Coutts, PR & Marketing Manager at AECC on (01224) 330430; email: [email protected]



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