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Flora backs great British switch off

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Bake Off star backs Earth Hour.

Forget the Great British Bake off – and get ready for the great British switch off.

Scots telly star Flora Shedden is backing this year’s WWF Earth Hour – which asks people to show their support for our planet by hitting the off switch on their gadgets and appliances for 60 minutes.

The Bake Off contestant is suggesting people use the hour, which starts at 8.30pm on Saturday, 19 March, to hold their own candlelit dinner party, and share their candlelit selfies on social media.

Chef Shedden said: “I’m delighted to be supporting Earth Hour and hope as many people as possible get together with family and friends and hold a candlelit dinner party.

By taking part you are showing you care about tackling climate change and protecting our brilliant planet

“I’m passionate about food and about using the rich variety of locally grown fruit, vegetables and meats available here in Scotland. I will certainly be taking part in Earth Hour and taking the opportunity to try out a few new recipes.”

Every March hundreds of millions of people and landmarks across the world including Edinburgh Castle, the Kelpies and Glasgow City Chambers, are inspired to show they care about tackling climate change by switching off their lights for one hour.

For many the symbolic event is a catalyst for change, with 84% of those who took part in Earth Hour 2015 feeling inspired to do more to help protect the planet.

Lang Banks, director of WWF Scotland, said: “Every year I’m proud and delighted to see how many people sign up and take part in Earth Hour and I’m sure 2016 will be no exception.

“It’s great to have Flora Shedden on board. By taking part you are showing you care about tackling climate change and protecting our brilliant planet.”

WWF’s Earth Hour in Scotland is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery and the Scottish Government.



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