Cities around the world flip the switch to mark Earth Hour

Cities around the world flip the switch to mark Earth Hour

The WWF along with its millions of participants will be doing so much more than just sitting in darkness for an hour.

"We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world. And we could be the last that can do anything about it", the charity said.

Previous year across the United Kingdom, 10 million people took part, along with more than 7,000 schools, 400 landmarks and thousands of businesses and organisations, the charity said. From famous monuments across the world to next-door neighbours, the Earth Hour witnesses individuals, communities and businesses coming together, shutting down the lights, in order to help spread awareness about sustainability and fight climate change.


The lights will go off at famous buildings and structures across the country between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday as part of the global event organised by conservation charity WWF to urge action to save the planet.

Residents around the world are being urged to turn off the lights in their homes for one hour Saturday night as part of Earth Hour, an annual effort to appreciate the planet. "So let's make that symbolic one-hour switch off on March 30th the start of a process in which we become a whole lot kinder to our oceans".

In Hong Kong, major buildings along Victoria Harbour turned off their non-essential lights at 8:30pm, and the city's popular tourist attraction known as the Symphony of Lights was cancelled. The day will be preceded by various activities in Valletta to highlight the threat of single-use plastics and climate change.


Last year's event was observed in more than 7,000 towns and cities in 187 countries, according to organisers.

This year's event comes after hundreds of thousands of young people around the world skipped school earlier this month to stage climate change protests, in an attempt at pressuring lawmakers to combat global warming.


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