Visit London backs "Lights Out" campaign

Visit London has thrown its weight behind the “Lights Out London” environmental initiative set to take place later this month. The campaign, being spearheaded by radio station Capital, is seeking to encourage Londoners to turn off all lights and non-essential appliances between 9 and 10pm on 21 June – the longest day of the year – as a way of promoting awareness of green issues. “All industries and individuals have a part to play in tackling climate change,” said Visit London chief executive James Bidwell. “We fully support practicable efforts to save energy and London’s efforts to become a more sustainable city. Lights Out London is only a small step but an important one to show the world. I urge businesses, visitors and Londoners to do their bit by turning out the lights on 21June.” The move follows the launch of Visit London’s ten-point sustainable practices plan, in line with the Mayor of London’s Climate Change Action Plan in February this year.

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