Countdown to Earth Hour

Mar 22, 2018
The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) is going green for Earth Hour with green floodlighting of Parliament House in Edinburgh and Inverness Sheriff Court this week – followed by the big switch-off on Saturday. 

Inverness court
(Inverness Sheriff Court goes green)

Earth Hour, organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), will see the lights go off around the world for an hour on the evening of Saturday 24 March at 8:30pm. But ahead of the dark, SCTS is marking the run-up to the hour with the coloured floodlighting of the two buildings.

Carbon Trust TripleSCTS achieved the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon back in 2008 and were the first Scottish Public Body to achieve the Water Standard in 2014. In 2018, SCTS was awarded the prestigious Carbon Trust Triple Standard for successfully cutting carbon emissions, water use and waste. This is a recognition of years of hard work and investment made to reduce energy consumption and our carbon footprint.  Very few public or private sector organisations hold the Triple Standard.

SCTS has been a strong supporter of Earth Hour and the drive for sustainable practicesAward
and that commitment was marked by WWF with the presentation this month of its Earth Hour Public Body Champion Award for the work done in 2017. 

It was awarded in recognition for SCTS switching off the lights at Glasgow Sheriff Court to show our support for the environment and using the event as a platform to promote our goal of attaining the Carbon Trust Triple Standard.

(SCTS Estates Director David Currie receives the WWF Scotland award from Karen Craig of WWF watched by Erin Miller and Chris Wilson of the Servest Sustainability team… and a visiting panda!)

Panda at PH
In recognition of that effort SCTS was invited to name a Scottish toy panda for the #PassThePanda #EarthHourScotland challenge to help promote this year’s event.

                                                                (WWF Panda at Parliament House, Edinburgh)

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