Earth Hour Sees Decline In Participation In BC

25 March, 2018, 00:50 | Author: Cecelia Webb
  • City turning off lights Saturday in support of Earth Hour

Earth Hour is Saturday, March 24 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM and the province is asking all Manitoban's to participate.

The Niagara Falls Illumination Board is pleased to once again announce its participation in the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) global Earth Hour initiative.

"Since Earth Hour started, it's made me more conscious of how much power I'm using", she told AFP.

Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, New York's Empire State Building, the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow, the Egyptian Pyramids and Tokyo Tower will be switching off the lights during their Earth Hour between 8.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.

A performance by acappella group Just Vocal Band will be held in the main lobby of The Westin Taipei to attract guests to congregate in the area, ensuring the lights are off in their rooms.

The inaugural event saw 2.2 million homes, businesses and individuals opt for "blackout" (turn their lights off for one hour) to address the issue of climate change adversities globally.




"If we look at Earth Hour from a climate change perspective, it does seem to lack the gravity here in BC". In 2011, Earth Hour entered the Beyond the Hour stage, when people started getting involved in environmental protection activities on a regular basis.

While the lights-off event is a symbolic gesture, Earth Hour has led successful campaigns over the past decade to ban plastics in the Galapagos Islands and plant 17 million trees in Kazakhstan.

Since it first began in Sydney Australia in 2007, the number of countries taking part in Earth Hour has grown to 172.

"WWF-India, in partnership with the Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance Company and supported by Raahgiri Gurgaon, WRI, GACS, NASSCOM Regional Council, Haryana and Nagarro, hosted Pedal for the Planet 2018, a Cyclothon and Walkathon to celebrate the world's largest grassroots environmental campaign - Earth Hour 2018". “WWF is a dynamic partner of the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, helping to raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity and nature for people and communities worldwide.”. Join us in showing your support for a brighter, better, more sustainable world.

On Thursday, March 22, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu urged Filipinos to go beyond switching lights off for an hour and to make it a habit to use less energy and adopt other eco-friendly measures to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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