Since 2007, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) has been holding an annual global celebration where people switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about the future of our planet.
Rebecca Evans, Welsh Labour's prospective candidate for Gower, has a keen interest in environmental issues and is a long-time supporter of the Earth Hour campaign.
Rebecca Evans said: “I have long supported Earth Hour and have previously raised a Statement of Opinion in support of it in the National Assembly.
“This year’s celebrations will be on Saturday 19 March from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, and I would like to invite residents of Gower to join others across the world in simply turning off ones lights for one hour in support of the campaign. It’s a simple act that will remind us of the issues facing our planet, and one which will show, that we, as a global community, are willing to address these concerns, and together do what we can to preserve our planet.
"The Welsh Labour Government has put sustainability at the heart of everything we do. We have recently passed landmark legislation in the form of our Wellbeing of Future Generations Act, which will help us work toward a more prosperous, resilient, healthier and more equal Wales - a Wales where we have strong communities with a vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language, and where we are mindful of and responsive to global challenges - including climate change."
WWF's Earth Hour is an opportunity to place an emphasis on issues facing the planet, and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.