Sophie Ellis-Bextor Is 'Star' Of Earth Hour
Chiswick singer will sparkle with candlelit performance as lights go out
Top star Sophie Ellis-Bextor has thrown herself into saving the environment as the countdown to Earth Hour begins for Saturday. (March 29)
The Chiswick singer will unveil a huge light-switch in the morning at 9.30am on London’s Southbank to launch the countdown to the evening switch-off. Later that night she will perform by candlelight at the Southbank centre.
Her Earthwatch performance, which aims to promote saving the environment by cutting down on energy demands, will be streamed globally. The event, to promote sustainable living, is organised by the WWF, the World Wildlife Fund.
UK landmarks including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, The London Eye, the iconic Piccadilly Lights, Edinburgh Castle, Brighton Pier, Durham Cathedral and Windsor Castle will all switch off their lights for Earth Hour.
"Last year 10 million people took part in the UK and 82% of those that signed up said they felt inspired to go on to live more sustainably beyond the hour. Globally we also saw the world’s first Earth Hour forest created in Uganda and more than 100,000 people supported a petition on forest legislation in Russia. We hope that Earth Hour 2014 inspires more people than ever to do their bit for the planet.”
March 27, 2014