Tuesday, 23 April, 2019

Lights Out For Earth Hour Tonight

Students light candles to mark the Earth Hour inspiring people to take action to protect and preserve the natural environment of the planet in north China Earth Hour 2019: Why You Should Turn Your Lights Off, and When to Do It
Sandra Phillips | 02 April, 2019, 21:58

"We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world".

Environment minister Jose Herrera together with Speaker Anglu Farrugia will launch Malta's Earth House at 8:30pm, by switching off the light of several symbolic sites.

According to Radio Pakistan, the Speaker said that "Pakistan's Vision 2025" considers climate change to be one of the top national priorities and provides a "sound basis to integrate climate change budgeting into national development planning".

"By going dark for Earth Hour, we can show steadfast commitment to protecting our families, our communities and our planet from the risky effects of a warming world", said Lou Leonard, WWF senior vice president, climate and energy.

Started by World Wildlife Fund, the global grassroots event takes place every year in March and encourages people and businesses to switch off unnecessary lights and appliances like fridges, freezers, hot water cylinders, lights, and dryers to conserve energy.

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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo dimmed the lights Saturday on the city's most famous monument for an hour starting at 8:30 p.m. (1930 GMT).

Since our country is most vulnerable to climate change impacts, it is important for us to join worldwide activities like Earth Hour because it concerns issues that are critical to our survival and development.

Ms Enoch said climate change is the biggest threat to the Great Barrier Reef.

"We need to act now, and one way that we can take action in our own homes is to switch off our lights for 60 minutes from 8.30pm tonight".

Lights went out for an hour at the Herald Corp. headquarters Saturday as the company observed Earth Hour, an annual global lights-out event. The WWF recommends taking a hike, spotting the landmarks that are participating in the Earth Hour 2019, and hosting a candle-lit dinner party for friends and family.

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