Will you support Earth Hour on Saturday 29th March?

15th October 2014

WWF’s Earth Hour is a unique annual phenomenon that focuses the world’s attention on our amazing planet, and how we need to protect it. At 8.30pm on Saturday 29th March 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.

When the lights switch off at 8.30pm on 29 March, it’s our planet’s time to shine…

Earth Hour - Be part of itEarth Hour is the world’s biggest celebration for our amazing planet, hundreds of millions of people from across the world coming together in a symbolic and spectacular light outs display.

It’s a brilliant reminder that together we can make change happen, and it gives us a chance to think about the small things we can do everyday to help create a brighter future. So whether you reflect under the stars or celebrate by candlelight, it’s a moment to say you’ll do your bit to protect our planet – not just for one hour, but every day.  Because turning out the lights is just the beginning….

Why take part?

Because our brilliant planet needs you. In the UK alone, we’re consuming three times our fair share of the planet’s natural resources.

Why not have some fun doing it in the dark!

Why not have a little fun this Earth Hour with some of our inspired ideas! We’ve thought of 60 fun things you can do on the night…

Help us to encourage local businesses and organisations to get involved.

Manchester Friends of the Earth has created this simple Twitter action. All you have to do is click on the “Tweet to” links below and a Tweet message to that organisation’s Twitter name will pop up ready to send.

Please help us by sending as many Tweets as you can to encourage businesses and organisations in Manchester to support Earth Hour by switching off their lights for one hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 29th March. Some local businesses/organisations have already pledged their support and these are shown in the table below.

If you get a response (positive or negative) let us know @mcrfoe and we will update the table below. You can also check the Earth Hour website for the latest news of supporters in Manchester and the UK.

Business/organisation (alphabetical order) Tweet link / already supporting Earth Hour
Appleyard Lees Tweet to @AppleyardLees
BBC North Tweet to @BBCNorth
BDP Tweet to @bdp_com
Bolton Council Tweet to @boltoncouncil
Bridgewater Hall Tweet to @BridgewaterHall
Bury Art Museum Tweet to @BuryArtMuseum
Bury Council Tweet to @BuryCouncil
Chorlton High School Tweet to @chorltonhigh
City Co Tweet to @CityCo
Co-operative Party Tweet to @CoopParty
Corn Exchange Manchester Tweet to @cornexchangeMAN
Cornerhouse Tweet to @CornerhouseMcr
Crowne Plaza Manchester Tweet to @CrownePlazaManc
Cube Gallery Tweet to @CUBEGallery
Deloitte Tweet to @DeloitteUK
Emerge Recycling Tweet to @EMERGERecycling
First Manchester Tweet to @FirstManchester
Greater Manchester Chamber Tweet to @gmchamber
Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation Tweet to @gmcvo
Green Fish Resource Centre certainly #bebrilliant http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk
Halle Orchestra Tweet to @the_halle
Hilton Hotels Tweet to @HiltonHotels
Holiday Inn Manchester West Tweet to @HIMancWest
Home Sweet Home it’s a wonderful idea and cause, but for a business who relies on their lights, not very practical I’m afraid!
Islington Mill Tweet to @islingtonmill
Key 103 Tweet to @KEY103NEWS
Kro Manchester Tweet to @KROManchester
Lowry Outlet Tweet to @LowryOutlet
Malmaison Manchester Tweet to @ManchesterMal
Manchester Airport Tweet to @manairport
Manchester Arndale Hi there and thanks for the tweet.Yes, we supported #EarthHour last year and will be doing so this year too. Thanks!
Manchester Art Gallery Tweet to @mcrartgallery
Manchester Cathedral Tweet to @ManCathedral
Manchester City Council Tweet to @ManCityCouncil
Manchester City Football Club Tweet to @MCFC
Manchester Craft and Design Centre @mcrfoe Hello, we would be happy to support this cause. However we close 5.30pm daily?!
Manchester Environmental Resource Centre Initiative Tweet to @MERCi_Manc
Manchester Evening News Tweet to @MENnewsdesk
Manchester Fire Service Tweet to @manchesterfire
Manchester International Festival Tweet to @MIFestival
Manchester Labour Party Tweet to @McrLabour
Manchester Libraries Tweet to @MancLibraries
Manchester Markets Tweet to @MCRMarkets
Manchester Metropolitan Univ Tweet to @ManMetUni
MMU Environment Tweet to @MMUEnvironment
Manchester Museum Tweet to @McrMuseum
Manchester News Tweet to @news_manchester
Manchester Opera House Is supporting Earth Hour
Manchester Sustainable Consumption Institute Tweet to @ManchesterSCI
Manchester United Football Club switching off the ‘MANCHESTER UNITED’ signs on the East and Sir Alex Ferguson stand (North), and switching the roof lights off as well.
Manchester Univ Student Union Tweet to @ManchesterSU
Marketing Manchester Tweet to @marketing_mcr
Marks and Spencers Tweet to @marksandspencer
Marriott Victoria and Albert Hotel
Media City UK Tweet to @MediaCityUK
MIDAS, Manchester Tweet to @MIDAS_MCR
MOSI Manchester Tweet to @voiceofmosi
National Football Museum Tweet to @FootballMuseum
New Economy Support Earth Hour this Saturday: Switch off your lights at 8.30pm, Sat 29th Mar for 1 hr – http://earthhour.wwf.org.uk
Nexus Art Cafe Tweet to @NexusArtCafe
NOMA Tweet to @NOMA53
North Tea Power Tweet to @northteapower
Northern Quarter Manchester Tweet to @NQManchester
O2 Apollo Manchester Tweet to @O2ApolloManc
Oklahoma Cafe Tweet to @oklahomacafe
Oldham Council Tweet to @OldhamCouncil
Oxfam Chorlton Tweet to @OxfamChorlton
Palace Hotel Will be supporting Earth Hour
People’s History Museum Tweet to @PHMMcr
Piccadilly Place Tweet to @PiccadillyPlace
Pro Manchester Tweet to @promanchester
Quays Partnership Tweet to @quayspartners
Recycle for Greater Manchester Tweet to @recycle4gm
Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel Hosting a Earth Hour Rlife Live event in Blackfriars
RNCM Student Union Tweet to @rncmsu
Rochdale Council Tweet to @rochdalecouncil
Salford Council Tweet to @SalfordCouncil
Salford University Tweet to @SalfordUni
Spinningfields Tweet to @Spinningfields
Stockport Council Tweet to @StockportMBC
Tameside Council Tweet to @TamesideCouncil
The Co-operative Tweet to @TheCooperative
The Eighth Day Absolutely!
The Lowry Tweet to @The_Lowry
The Manchester College Tweet to @TheMcrCollege
The PrintWorks Tweet to @The_Printworks
Trafford Centre Tweet to @traffordcentre
Trafford Council Tweet to @TraffordCouncil
Transport for Greater Manchester Tweet to @OfficialTfGM
Unicorn Grocery @mcrfoe great idea we won’t be in the shop but we will spread the word
University of Manchester Library Tweet to @UoMLibrary
University of Salford Sustainability Certainly will! Will encourage all our staff and students to take part too
Urban Splash Tweet to @urban_splash
Visit Manchester Tweet to @visit_mcr
Waterstones Deansgate Tweet to @WaterstonesMCR
Whitworth Art Gallery Tweet to @WhitworthArt
Wigan Council Tweet to @WiganCouncil
XFM Manchester Tweet to @xfmManchester
Yelp Manchester Tweet to @Yelpmanchester