Two non-operational buildings at Adastral Park will be plunged into darkness tomorrow as BT joins a global switch off.

Known as Earth Hour, the switch off – organised by the world’s leading conservation organisation WWF – will see millions of homes and businesses turn off their lights for one hour to make a stand against climate change.

Antares and the Hub at Adastral Park will join other BT buildings – including BT Tower in London, Australia’s BT Tower in Sydney – will stand in darkness for one hour at 20:30 local time on Saturday 27 March.

Other iconic buildings and landmarks across the globe taking part in Earth Hour include New York’s Empire State Building, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Support for the planet

Andrew Cassy, sustainability champion for Adastral Park, said: “We are pleased to be taking part in this event to show our commitment to reducing energy consumption with much more ambitious plans for the coming year, including the new monthly energy charts now available for all to see our energy usage over the past twelve months.”

Last year, hundreds of millions of people in more than 4,000 cities in 88 countries – including BT buildings – officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour the world’s largest global climate change initiative.