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Zamboanga City joins Earth Hour 2018

Zamboanga City joins Earth Hour 2018

This year, Earth Hour will take place on Saturday 24 March, from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

"Energy consumption is a poor measurement for what Earth Hour is trying to achieve", World Wildlife Fund Canada spokesperson Philippe Devos told Global News.

Earth Hour occurs once a year, and people are encouraged to turn their lights and put away their electronic devices off for just one hour in the evening. "All of us should pledge to take action in our capacity as an individual, business and policy and decision-maker to reduce our footprint, save nature and protect the environment", said Asma Ezdi, Head of Communications and Marketing, WWF-Pakistan.

The 11th edition of Earth Hour, an annual bid to raise awareness about climate change caused by burning fossil fuels, will see iconic structures cut the lights at a time when global temperatures are the highest on record.

What is Earth Hour and why was it started? "It is really much more about that symbolic gesture to say, 'We care about the environment'".

How is India observing Earth Hour 2017?

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The decline comes despite 7 in 10 British Columbians surveyed for the report saying they intend to participate in Earth Hour this year.

It is my great hope that together with our partners from WWF, Earth Hour will inspire and mobilize a wave of actions connecting all people on our lovely planet with Nature, with themselves, and with each other” said Cristiana Paşca Palmer, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Eighty-six Portuguese municipalities plus some of the country's most famous monuments are to be plunged into darkness tonight (Saturday), as part of International Earth Hour.

The Fairmont Monte Carlo, for example, is one of the first establishments to organize events as part of Earth Hour.

National capital city, Delhi will join a billion people across the globe to observe Earth Hour on March 24.


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