Today millions of people and business around the world are taking part in the largest mass participation even in the world, WWF’s Earth Hour, to raise awareness about climate change.
Earth Hour takes place at 8.30pm local time so has already started in Eastern countries and Australia, and is currently moving around the world like a giant Mexican wave of darkness. For one hour people are switching off lights to express their concern for the environment and join the fight to save our planet from the International Space Station to the Office of the UN Secretary General. London will see its famous South Bank plunge into darkness as lights are turned out and candles are lit to mark the annual event.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said in an official statement: “Turning off our lights is a symbol of our commitment to sustainable energy for all. We need to fuel our future with clean, efficient and affordable energy. By acting together today we can power a brighter tomorrow.”
We’re doing it, are you?
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