Iconic landmarks participate in Earth Hour

Pakistan, along with the rest of the world, will observe Earth Hour on Saturday.

The event was first marked in Australia ten years ago.

Earth Hour has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities worldwide and continues to be recognized as a leader in uniting people all over the globe to combat climate change.

Around the world, World Wildlife Fund for Nature’s Earth Hour was celebrated by turning off non-essential lights and appliances for an hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

Supporters have helped lobby for climate change legislation, established a forest in Uganda and helped restore ocean ecosystems.

Summit reminds everyone that there truly is no limit to what one can do, be it for themselves or for the greater good.

Which is why Earth Hour 2017 is an extremely relevant observance that all of us should consider taking part in.

Share photos and updates about the event using the official hashtags #EarthHourPH2017 and #ChangeClimateChange.

Buddhist monks light oil lamps during Earth Hour celebrations at Myanmar’s Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon, March 25, 2017.

People across the country are being urged to shine their light on climate change by turning off all nonessential electricity tonight for the tenth annual Earth Hour.

Anuj Mathur, Chief Executive Officer, Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance said, We are pleased to partner for the 9th consecutive year with WWF-India for the Earth Hour Pedal for the Planet initiative.

The lights were switched off at Buckingham Palace on Saturday evening as the British Royal Family did their part to support Earth Hour.

“The Sandton City Dome (Protea Court) will be illuminated in green leading up to Earth Hour in a bid to raise awareness of the initiative”, says Elaine Jack, CID manager for Sandton Central Management District. Climate change is impacting us here and now.

A spokesperson with the World Wildlife Fund said there has never been a more critical moment in the fight and that the demonstration is an opportunity to send a message that many remain loyal to the tenants of the Paris Agreement, the United Nations climate change pact signed past year.

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