Earth Hour: landmarks to switch off lights to help save planet

Qatar to mark Earth Hour tonight

The Earth Hour has grown since its inception and over 180 countries and territories participated in last year's Earth Hour. "And we could be the last that can do anything about it".

"We'd like to invite you, your family and friends to join us and millions more people around the world in celebrating Earth Hour on March 30th by switching off your lights for one hour from 8:30 p.m.", said the ESO.

Earth Hour returns today Saturday, March 30, 2019, as organizers ask participants to turn off their lights for one hour.

"We have appealed to our 27 lakh consumers in the suburbs to switch off lights and fans during Earth Hour and support the cause for environmental friendliness", said an Adani Electricity official.

Started by World Wildlife Fund, the global grassroots event takes place every year in March and encourages people and businesses to switch off unnecessary lights and appliances like fridges, freezers, hot water cylinders, lights, and dryers to conserve energy.

"To do this, we all need to switch on our efforts towards a more sustainable future". The day will be preceded by various activities in Valletta to highlight the threat of single-use plastics and climate change.

In a message shared on the occasion, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser said: "The world is experiencing diverse impacts of climate change more than ever and it is important to empower people to become part of climate change initiatives", Radio Pakistan reported.

In the southern renaissance city of Krakow, which sees millions of tourists from around the world each year, the central vaulted Cloth Market and the 14th-century red brick St. Mary's Basilica al turned off its lights.

Paris's Eiffel Tower, New York's Empire State Building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa and the Acropolis in Athens are among the 24 global landmarks that will take part in Earth Hour.

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