March 2016 | Fiona Karn-Smith

On Saturday 19 March, the iconic twin-domes of the ORNC will be once again be plunged into darkness in support of WWF’s Earth Hour.

This is the third year the ORNC has backed WWF’s Earth Hour and since Earth Hour began in 2007 the blackout has turned into one of the world’s biggest environmental celebrations involving hundreds of millions of people from across the world coming together in a symbolic and spectacular lights out display.

The world-wide blackout takes place on Saturday 19 March at 20.30 as individuals, businesses and landmarks are all invited to switch off their lights for one hour. Last year the ORNC took part alongside over 10,000 iconic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, the Eifel Tower and many more. This year is set to be the biggest blackout yet, with over 162 nations taking part in the biggest environmental display.

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