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June 22 2017, 10:22 | Rex Rios
People all over the world will set an hour aside between 8.30pm and 9.30 pm local time to switch off their non-essential lights and appliances and to make a noise for climate change action.
"Especially now that we have a president who denies climate change and seems determined to roll back on any sort of environmental protection, the timing is flawless", Zucchino said. "It's about combating climate change and going beyond the hour through daily decisions aimed at conserving our natural resources and being informed in order to spread awareness about opportunities for collective action", she said.
Brands across the world have also joined in unison to support Earth Hour. The Empire State Building in New York, Cesar's Palace hotel in Las Vegas and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco are all on the list of participants this year for the United States.
Post-secondary students across the province are also vying for prizes by taking part in the Earth Hour Campus Challenge to see who can gather the most pledges to go dark for Earth Hour. If you were caught off guard by the sudden darkness in your city, you're probably wondering what Earth Hour means and what it has to do with you.
Sandton Central-based participants include two of South Africa's most prestigious shopping centres as well as several leading banks and corporates, joining more than a billion people across 178 countries in the fight to protect our environment. Volunteers took part in earth hour celebrations organised by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Myanmar) for the first time in the country. EarthHour.org does as well, noting donations go toward helping to "engage businesses, governments, communities and individuals to combat climate change".
It's simple: just turn off unnecessary lights and electronics.
The main event of this year's Earth Hour Philippines, which urged the public to help "shine a light on climate change", took place at SM by the Bay in Pasay City.
"We are seeing it across the globe, from the Great Barrier Reef suffering mass bleaching for an unprecedented second year in a row, to more severe weather in Britain".