Here's why these famous landmarks are going dark on Saturday

Lights go off at India Gate as part of the global Earth Hour initiative.

It's lights out at 8:30 pm around the world tonight as hundreds and millions of people switch off their lights for Earth Hour 2017.

Port Moody and Port Coquitlam residents are encouraged to go dark tomorrow night for an hour, turning off all appliances, lights and even electronics to save energy.

"Denver International Airport works hard to be a sustainability leader within the aviation industry", Scott Morrissey, DIA's senior director for sustainability, said in the release.

Conservation group WWF, which organises Earth Hour, said great strides had been made in highlighting the dire state of the planet.

The lights are being switched off around the world at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour, and to draw attention to climate change. As their FAQ says, "Earth hour does not claim that the event is an energy or carbon reduction exercise" - instead it's about informing and unifying people all over the globe to participate in actions that will save the planet.

Across the world, many iconic structures, buildings and sky-scrapers participate in the event as well by dimming their lights.

In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the Filipinos' participation in the Earth Hour would help mitigate the effects of climate change in the country.

"In ten years, Earth Hour has helped protect seas in Russian Federation and Argentina, raised funds for conservation projects in Southeast Asia and the Amazon, and even created a forest in Uganda", he said.

Earth Hour is a global event and participants range from over 170 countries in two dozen time zones. "Climate change affects everyone and it also has an impact on the continued success of our business".

Earth Hour is described as "60 minutes to protect the planet", a show of solidarity with Earth by choosing to unplug.

She hopes people will consider continuing this trend of saving as much power as possible after this event, as well as recognizing other issues facing the Earth.

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