North Antrim MP Ian Paisley this week signed up to support this year’s Earth Hour pledging to back protection of the world’s forests.
Mr Paisley was one of many politicians joining WWFUK at a reception in Parliament this week to show their support for a responsible trade in sustainably sourced forest products and to support WWF’s Earth Hour, which takes place on Saturday, March 28th at 8.30pm.
Earth Hour is WWF’s annual global grassroots movement where people across the world come together to switch off their lights for one hour in an act of support to show they care about our brilliant planet. The hour commences at 8:30pm UK time.
WWFUK’s forest campaign highlights the issue of illegally sourced timber and unsustainable forest management, and aims to make responsible forest trade the norm. WWF-UK is challenging business and the government to commit to responsible trade in wood and paper to help end deforestation around the world.
Speaking at the event the DUP MP commented: “Our planet is under pressure and we are facing huge environmental challenges including illegal logging and unsustainable management of forests. Earth Hour is a chance for everyone to show the strength of feeling on these matters and help make a difference.”
For more information on WWF’s Forest Campaign visit wwf.org.uk/saveforests or to register to take part in Earth Hour go to: wwf.org.uk/earthhour