Earth Hour will take place this weekend across the world – and one of the UK’s favourite restaurants will be marking the occasion by turning off all the lights at 8.30pm.
Bill’s will be flicking the switch on their restaurant lights on Saturday 24 March for a whole hour in support of the global movement.
All the internal lights across all 80 Bill’s restaurants at 8:30pm on Saturday 24th March will be flooded with romantic candlelight. Customers will be able to enjoy Bill’s signature dishes and warm welcome during an atmospheric dinner as they support WWF’s worldwide movement to protect the planet.
The activity, which follows the removal of all plastic straws from its restaurants in February, is part of Bill’s Green Mission, through which the restaurant is committed to running the business efficiently with the lowest environmental impact.
Bill’s CEO Duncan Garood said: “It is really important to us that all of our restaurants got involved in Earth Hour.
“We’ve been working hard to make our business as sustainable as possible. Our staff and customers have helped to drive this change so it’s great to be able to offer diners a unique experience at the same time.”
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What is Earth Hour?
Millions around the world turn off their lights for one hour every year as a part of an international blackout known as Earth Hour.
Earth Hour is one of world’s biggest environmental events and brings together individuals and communities who share a passion for the environment.
Iconic landmarks around the world – including buildings such as Big Ben and Buckingham Palace in Britain – go dark in support of the event.
Siddarth Das, executive director of Earth Hour Global, said: “We started Earth Hour in 2007 to show leaders that climate change was an issue people cared about.
“For that symbolic moment to turn into the global movement it is today, is really humbling and speaks volumes about the powerful role of people in issues that affect their lives.”