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      Wednesday 26 Mar 2014

      Once again, George Best Belfast City Airport will be joining thousands of organisations across the globe to support WWF’s Earth Hour, a unique annual phenomenon that focuses the world’s attention on our amazing planet, and how we need to protect it.
      On March 29 2014, at 8.30pm, hundreds of millions of individuals, landmarks, businesses and schools across the globe will be plunging into darkness to show they want to help create a better future for our planet.

      WWF’s Earth Hour is a fun and positive global event, but one with a serious message. That message is simple: that people around the world care about climate change and continue to support action to reduce the world’s carbon footprint. Earth Hour presents a unique opportunity to become more sustainable and do something positive for the environment. It’s not just about saving energy for one hour but about going beyond this and changing our behaviour for a cleaner and greener future.

      At GBBCA we are proud of our contribution towards the growth of Northern Ireland’s economy. Not only as a major gateway for business and leisure passengers with over 2.5 million people passing through our doors in 2013, but as a catalyst to over 1,200 direct and indirect employment opportunities in and around the Airport. However, we are also aware that the operation of any airport can have an environmental impact. Through our programme of sustainable development, we are committed to achieving a balance between the social and economic benefits of the Airport's growth and its environmental impacts.

      To demonstrate our commitment to a sustainable future, we have joined in with WWF’s #passthepanda campaign! See the GBBCA panda mascot pose with Environmental Executive Laura Duggan pointing to the airport branded sign which we will turn off over the weekend of 29th March in support of Earth Hour.

      Please join us in support for this great initiative by getting involved wherever you might be! To sign-up or find out more, please visit: or follow Earth Hour on Facebook: or Twitter:


      Environmental Executive Laura Duggan & our Panda Mascot


      Lights on at the airport


      Lights off at the airport