Earth Hour in the UAE and around the world is nearly here again in Dubai and it’s time to shut those lights off and do our bit to save the planet.
Every year the WWF plans a one-hour stint on Earth Day where countries around the world cut out the lights, turn off the TV and save energy however they can, and this year the day falls on Saturday March 28.
As for when exactly to do it, the whole world will switch everything off from 8.30pm in each region’s local time.
It’s all in the name of raising awareness around environmental issues and promoting sustainability, which is a key message in a world where we’ve never been as environmentally aware.
You can get involved, entirely for free, by calling 04 601 9999 or by visiting earthhour.ae and getting registered to join the movement.
The site will also give you advice on how to run your own awareness-raising events to help tackle climate change.
Looking to support the initiative ‘Emirates Nature-WWF’s Fight Against Climate Change’? Head to Yallagive right here to contribute for a good cause.
“We are asking people around the world to stand in solidarity to show the world they care about the future of our planet,” the WWF says about Earth Hour. “Nature not only benefits us by providing our food, water and clean air, it is also a key ally against climate change”.
The WWF has insisted that Earth Hour is an awareness-raising event that is intended to raise hope and ambition to enact real change, rather than a way of quantitatively reducing a specific amount of energy consumption.
“Every year, we countdown together across the globe to celebrate Earth Hour and take one iconic action to switch off the lights. But it is so much more than that,” the Earth Hour web-site reads. “It is a symbol of unity. It is a symbol of hope. It is a symbol of power in collective action for nature”.
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