Millions to turn off lights for Earth Hour tonight
Saturday, March 26, 2011
The UK.(WWF), organizers of the fifth annual , is asking people all over the world to turn off lights tonight from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time in support of energy conservation and awareness of climate change. In 2010, 128 countries, 4,000 cities and 1,000 landmarks worldwide participated in Earth Hour, including 13 million people in the
In a statement on their website, the WWF said, "Every year Earth Hour asks individuals, businesses and communities worldwide to show their commitment to the environment. This Earth Hour, we hope you will turn off your lights. But when the lights go back on, we want you to go beyond the hour and think about what you can change in your daily life that will benefit the planet. Let’s work together to create a better future. Our actions can add up."
Promotion by world leaders such as Brazil, , the , the in Dubai, the , the and are expected to go black. The 15 100-foot-tall "iconic" towers at the will turn green and then go black for an hour, the airport announced in a press release.is encouraging wide participation in Earth Hour 2011. This year about 130 countries are expected to take part. Such world landmarks as the , in
|WWF's Earth Hour has a unique ability to unite and empower people around the world|
—Richard Dixon, WWF Scotland
In 2011, Scotland became the first country in the world to obtain Earth Hour cooperation from all of its cities and local jurisdictions, reported Dr Richard Dixon, director of WWF Scotland, emphasizing that Scotland was going all out this year for Earth Hour. He said, "With record support from cities, local authorities, iconic landmarks, schools and other organisations people will be left in no doubt that Scotland cares about tackling climate change."
Dixon praised the efforts of the organizers of Earth Hour: "WWF's Earth Hour has a unique ability to unite and empower people around the world."
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