Earth Hour 2017 Brings Global Blackout

OUR VIEW: Turn lights off, help make a positive difference
Carrboro will go dark for Earth Hour
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27 March, 2017

In his message on Earth Hour being commemorated the world over on today (Saturday), he urged parliamentarians and people to observe the global Earth Hour by voluntarily switching off extra lights for one hour between 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Previous year over 150 countries across the world, switched off their lights for an hour to support action to create a sustainable future for the planet.

This year, people are also encouraged to "go dark" on their Facebook page.

For many years individuals and businesses in the town have been getting on board by turning the lights off, choosing to do things that don't require electricity or power, such as family board or card games by candle light.

"When individuals unite, the power of the collective can create a massive impact as we have seen with Earth Hour observations over the past decade", he added.

Last year, Earth Hour took place between 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, local time, on Saturday March 19.

Earth Hour began in Syndey in 2007 and spread worldwide under WWF.

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Qatar Airways switched off lights at its corporate headquarters between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday to mark Earth Hour.

This is a handsome initiative but the citizens of this world need to do a little more each day to to create a secure environment for the future generation and also to make sure that our Earth is better by each Hour!

Other notable landmarks that turned out their lights were the Pyramids of Egypt (Cairo), Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Abu Dhabi), Monumento a la Independencia (Mexico City) and the Eiffel Tower (Paris), which plunged into darkness for a full five minutes in a symbolic display.

The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in NY and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour, ' global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.

As well, Earth Hour sends a message to politicians about what they should do about climate change policies. After their successful event in October, the organisers made a decision to rally behind the Earth Hour being planned for March 2008.

"Today, we celebrate Earth Hour 2017".


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