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Green Party urges Enfield Council to turn out their lights for Earth Hour (1) to prove their green credentials

Enfield Council needs to show that they are "addressing the causes and adapting to the impacts of climate change"

Enfield Green Party today urges Enfield Council to join millions of people on March 28 and turn out their lights for an hour from 8.30pm.

Douglas Coker, Enfield Green Party Chair, said: "Enfield Council say that their strategic objective is to become an 'exemplary, sustainable borough by addressing the causes and adapting to the impacts of climate change'(2). Therefore they should switch off and become part of the world's biggest ever action against climate change.

"If the Council switches off for Earth Hour they would be joining 1,500 cities and towns from more than 80 countries, including London, Cardiff, Belfast, Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.

"This action will help persuade global leaders negotiating in December at the UN Climate summit in Copenhagen that they need to take strong steps to tackle climate change."

Notes:

(1) WWF's EarthHour, on March 28 between 8.30pm-9.30pm, seeks to send a signal to global leaders that they need to take urgent action to tackle climate change. See http://tinyurl.com/cz86n3 for more details

(2) See Enfield Council's Core Strategy Preferred Options Report (February 2008): http://tinyurl.com/c7vlvx



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