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Switch off your lights tonight

Switch off your lights tonight

Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, New York's Empire State Building, the Kremlin and Red Square in Moscow, the Egyptian Pyramids and Tokyo Tower will be switching off the lights during their Earth Hour between 8.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. Gaining significant appreciation throughout the globe, the event is now observed worldwide, in which citizens of 187 countries switch off the lights, for an hour.

To take a look at the WWF's climate change aims, head here.

It's easy to think that you can't make a difference, but according to WWF Thailand, Bangkok's electricity usage reduced by 73.34 megawatts during the hour - saving 41.6 tonnes of carbon monoxide from being produced.

Hundreds of students and educationists from across the country also vowed to Connect to Earth - the theme for Earth Hour this year.

Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), this year's Singapore edition of the global environmental movement is aimed at highlighting the island's high consumption and low recycling rates of plastic.

"We have to take steps to save our nature, biodiversity and the earth".

Earth Hour started in Australia in 2007, and has since spread to other cities with the involvement of governments, companies and citizens.

This combination of pictures created yesterday shows the Petronas towers before (top) and after the lights were switched off (bottom) during the Earth Hour campaign in Kuala Lumpur. "We're here 365 days a year to help our customers conserve electricity and make Ottawa a more sustainable community". "Between 2006 and 2017 we actually saw nearly 2300 gigawatt hours saved and to put that in easier to understand terms, that is about 780 large condos off the grid".

In 2010 ACT on Campus member Rick Giles told TV3's Sunrise New Zealanders that we should not celebrate Earth Hour as this will mark the uses petroleum candles and is in his view this one is the anti-technology.

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