Derby's Council House will be plunged into darkness
THE council house will be plunged into darkness tonight as Derby City Council joins people across the world to take part in Earth Hour.
The event is organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature and encourages people to switch off all non- essential lighting to show their support for the development of renewable energy sources.
This year, 152 countries and almost 7,000 towns and cities around the world have signed up to take part and Derby's council house will be in darkness from 8.30pm until 9.30pm tonight.
Councillor Hardyal Dhindsa, cabinet member for planning, environment and public protection, said: "We are switching off the external lights at the Council House because we care passionately about protecting our brilliant planet.
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"Of course, this act simply symbolises how important we view reducing our carbon footprint."