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Earth Hour Saturday 28th March 2015

By Azanimals @azanimals
(c) A-Z-Animals On the last Saturday of March every year, hundreds of millions of people switch off their lights for an hour as part of a global stand to show that we care about our planet. Created by WWF, Earth Hour is about "people from across the globe coming together to create a symbolic and spectacular lights out display and asking for change."

Each year sees this event growing stronger with 162 countries having taken part in Earth Hour last year and it is the hope that 2015 will be no exception. In support of this global campaign it is not just people at home that turn their lights off as some of the world's most iconic buildings also get involved and go dark for an hour in support of this great initiative.

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The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, Table Mountain, The Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, Times Square and even the International Space Station have taken part along with numerous other significant structures in major cities, to help drive the campaign forward in their areas.

In 2013 I spent Earth Hour in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, where I was struck by the sheer significance and beauty of the city going dark. Hotels, houses and shopping centres all switched off their lights but most notable was the sudden darkening of the hugely iconic Petronas Towers which can be seen from most of the city, as they too took their stand against the need for change.

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So, no matter how you choose to spend your day please ensure that between 8:30pm and 9:30pm (local time) you turn the switches to off and join together with millions of people to raise awareness for the need to protect our planet. With switch offs starting in Samoa and finishing in Tahiti, Saturday 28th March 2015 is a day not to be missed...wherever you are in the world.

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By Sam Williams
posted on 24 March at 12:47

Earth hour is really important! Good post