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Preparations in Wales are stepping up in readiness for the 10-year anniversary of WWF’s Earth Hour - with some extra special goings on for this year’s celebration.

Last year, people across the country joined in with some of Wales’ most iconic landmarks, businesses and organisations for this annual, global celebration of our planet.

The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay turned off its poetic inscription to support the campaign alongside other major Welsh landmarks including the Senedd, National Library of Wales, National Waterfront Museum and Bangor University.

Harpist Ann Williams plays at the Wales Millennium Centre for Earth Hour 2016

Organisations including Admiral, Arriva Trains Wales, the Church in Wales and S4C all pledged their support.

There were community music and poetry events in Lampeter and Blaenavon, and, for the first time, all 22 Welsh local authorities signed up!

In line with this historic success, 8 Welsh local authorities have already signed up to the interactive map for this year’s celebration. More are expected to join them in the coming weeks – and we’ll be awarding ‘Local Authority Star’ badges to the councils that go the extra mile in supporting the campaign.

Iconic landmarks up and down the country have again pledged to turn their lights out on the night – from Caernarfon Castle and Tintern Abbey to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

The iconic Principality Stadium in Cardiff has pledged to turn of its lights for Earth Hour 2017

As part of this extra special 10-year anniversary event, WWF Cymru is working on something very exciting for the people of Wales to get involved with to celebrate this milestone.

To be the first to hear all about this novel project, keep following WWF Cymru on social media to find how you can get involved with what is set to be, Wales’ biggest Earth Hour celebration to date.