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UEFA supporting the environment

UEFA supporting the environment

UEFA to support the WWF's Earth Hour on 31 March to highlight the issue of climate change and protecting the environment

WWF

Founded in 1961, WWF is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, with a global network active in more than 100 countries focused on safeguarding the planet's extraordinary wildlife species and habitats.

WWF’s Earth Hour
WWF’s Earth Hour is the biggest environmental awareness campaign ever seen. Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history - Earth Hour. This shows how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.

UEFA supporting the campaign
European football's governing body is joining in the campaign being organised by the WWF network across the globe. Consequently, the lights in UEFA's headquarters – the House of European Football in Nyon, on the banks of Lake Geneva in Switzerland – will be switched off for one hour from 20.30 CET on Saturday 31 March 2012. UEFA also calls on the European football community to support the campaign to protect the planet. "Climate change is a global problem that requires a global solution. I'm glad UEFA is part of the 2012 Earth Hour," said UEFA Executive Committee member and chairman of the UEFA Fair Play and Social Responsibility Committee, Peter Gilliéron. "We encourage the whole football family – associations, leagues, clubs and fans – to adopt urgently needed sustainability practices and join the world's largest voluntary action for the environment through the 'I Will If You Will' initiative."

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Vangelis Alexandrakis

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 23:00