Carrboro will go dark for Earth Hour

Yasmin says the role of Eco Knights in educating the people on basic recycling and composting should not be as pertinent simply because people are already equipped with the know-how

"Lastly‚ we would like to encourage people to take action beyond the one hour and to make energy efficiency and environmental conservation part of their daily lifestyles".

With its participation in Earth Hour, Sandton Central joins the City of Joburg, which has put its weight behind the campaign and challenged its property owners to switch off their lights for the hour. However, its symbolic meaning is aimed to be much greater, especially in a time where catastrophes derived from climate change are more and more evident, even if the existence of climate change is being denied by some politicians.

Shürhozelie Liezietsu has conveyed his support to the global campaign "Earth Hour" along with the rest of the world by reducing energy consumption on March 25.

Earth Hour is marked around the world with millions expected to turn off lights for 60 minutes to raise awareness for climate change.

Earth Hour, launched nine years ago, is the world's largest movement aimed at bringing people together to protect the planet and highlight environmental issues.

From the Clifton Suspension Bridge to the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building to the Brandenburg Gate, thousands of landmarks switched off their lights to urge action on climate change.

"Switching off unnecessary lights for one hour is a gesture.

We also wanted to showcase what the community can do beyond just the designated Earth Hour, to contribute to saving energy sustainably", said General Manager Radisson Blu Paschim Vihar, Arun Arora.

It is to make people aware to live more sustainably and think a while before taking steps which may harm the planet.

To enter, simply post a photo and caption on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram describing how you observed Earth Hour this year and tag your images with #EarthHour and #TravelWithPurpose.

"Today, we celebrate Earth Hour 2017". In 2016, "millions of people from 178 countries and territories across seven continents participated, including the International Space Station", the World Wildlife Fund stated in a news release. "It is up to each of us to ensure the impact we create helps instead to improve the lives of those around us and elsewhere, at present and in the future", added Das.

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