Millions to switch off lights for Earth Hour 2017

This year's Earth Hour Day will take place today on March 25, 2017 between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

Meanwhile, the French retailer Carrefour called on its 97 stores across Taiwan to participate in the event, while hotel operators such as L'Hotel de Chine Group and Leofoo Tourism Group turned off their signboard lights.

On Saturday, people in virtually every country in the world can expect to see city landmarks darkened in honour of Earth Hour.

Dozens of building around the world will switch off all electricity including Big Ben, Harrods, the Gherkin, the Eiffel Tower, Sidney Opera House and Bangkok Grand Palace.

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WWF-Pakistan will hold special events to commemorate Earth Hour at the National Assembly here, Frere Hall in Karachi and Emporium Mall in Lahore.

"In Brunei, from a humble start in 2010, Earth Hour shows that even though we are affected by climate change, there are communities and organisations in the Sultanate putting their efforts to reduce our carbon footprint", said Mohd Rimey, Country Manager, Earth Hour Brunei.

"Earth Hour is the world's biggest climate change event".

To most effectively track the difference that participating in Earth Hour made, customers should compare their energy consumption to the same time period the previous Saturday (March 18).

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Through the support of the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Leagues of Municipalities, Cities, and Provinces, the Metro Manila Development Authority, and other government partners, Earth Hour in the Philippines has always been a success.

Members of the public are also being encouraged to take part by switching off their lights for the hour.

Russia's Far East has joined the worldwide event Earth Hour, turning out the lighting of office blocks and landmarks, staging flash mobs and organizing environmental events.

A year ago was a milestone if stats are to be compared.

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As part of the 10 year anniversary, WWF Australia launched this year's campaign with 10-year-old children, asking them of their environmental concerns in a push to further educate future generations about the importance of climate action.

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