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Environmental Fact of the Week

(17 March 2017)

Did you know … Earth Hour 2017 is between 8.30pm-9.30pm on Saturday, 25 March? Please participate by switching off all non-essential lights during this time. This is a global campaign and we are asking people to switch off their non-essential lights for an hour in order to show support for tackling climate change and protecting the planet.

As well as asking all staff and students, who are in our buildings during this time, to switch off any non-essential lights we will also be switching off the exterior illuminating lights to Durham Castle. This will dramatically alter the night skyline of Durham City, as the public will not be able to see this iconic building illuminated for this hour. The University, as always, will be switching off as many non-essential lights as possible during Earth Hour, supported by our security team.

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