Olympia London to turn off 10,000 lights for WWF’s Earth Hour

23 Mar 2017

It will be lights out for Olympia London on Saturday 25th March as, for the ninth year, the iconic venue plans to turn off all of its 10,000 lights—which are powered by 100% green energy—as part of WWF’s Earth Hour initiative.  

In partnership with Ideal Home Show, who will be in tenancy at the time, Olympia London will join other London landmarks such as Big Ben and Buckingham Palace in darkness between 8:30pm and 9:30pm. 

Sustainability Manager at Olympia London, Siân Richards said, “We are very proud to be taking part in Earth Hour once again. It is a wonderful initiative for turning the world’s attention to our planet and the need to care for it for future generations. As home to more than 220 shows a year, we recognise our part in leading by example and encouraging the event industry to look towards a greener, more sustainable future.”


About Earth Hour
Earth Hour is WWF's global environmental movement. Born in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in over 170 countries and territories to take tangible climate action. Celebrating the tenth edition of its signature lights out event in March 2016, the Earth Hour movement continues to harness the power of its millions of supporters to shine a light on climate action and the power of the individual to change climate change.

About Olympia London
Olympia London is more than an exhibition venue, conference centre and live-event space. It’s an inspiration. Against a backdrop of grand Victorian architecture, the seven connected spaces inspire engagement and enjoyment. The recent £46 million refurbishment provides world class facilities for visitors and new-found flexibility for events of every size, bringing modern facilities and British heritage together.

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Jordan Evans, Communications Coordinator, Olympia London
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