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CKD Galbraith Celebrates Earth Hour

CKD Galbraith is helping to build a brighter future by supporting WWF's Earth Hour, a spectacular and symbolic lights out event that focuses the world's attention on our planet, and the need to protect it.

On Saturday 29 March 2014, at 8.30pm, CKD Galbraith will be joining forces with thousands of businesses globally, as they show their support for our brilliant world. Earth Hour's unique display of darkness has become a global phenomenon with hundreds of millions of individuals coming together each year. 2013 saw a record-breaking 157 countries switch-off for the world's biggest celebration under the stars.  

Last year in the UK over 10 million people took part, sending out a united and symbolic message. 280 of the country's most iconic landmarks including the London Eye and Big Ben joined forces with more than 1,200 businesses such as Sky, Paramount and IKEA to ensure hundreds of buildings switched off.

To celebrate Earth Hour 2014, we will be:

    Switching off all non-essential lights in our 14 offices across Scotland at 8.30pm on 29 March for the hour
    Encouraging our employees and clients to sign up by promoting the event through our social media feeds and on our website

We are proud to take part in Earth Hour and our employees are excited to be involved with such a great and inspiring event. Everyone can make a difference to help protect our planet and we all have a key role to play,' said Anneka Fraser from the CKD Galbraith Energy team.

Recently, CKD Galbraith has installed video conferencing facilities in its Edinburgh, Perth and Inverness offices which has helped to reduce the need for staff to travel to attend internal and client meetings, reducing the firm's carbon footprint.

Shareen Brown, spokesperson for WWF-UK, said, "We're thrilled that CKD Galbraith will be taking part in Earth Hour this year and hope that they'll inspire many others to get involved.  Earth Hour is more than just an hour of darkness, it's a chance for people to come together and send a global message about the need to protect our planet.  It's great to see so many businesses taking part and demonstrating their commitment to our planet. By taking one simple step to switch off, you'll be joining millions of people from around the world in this special celebration."

Everyone can sign up for WWF's Earth Hour 2014. For more information and to sign up please visit www.wwf.org.uk/earthhour