"Lots of people try to reduce their consumption of power and a lot of people in Prince George do turn off their lights for that one hour", explains REAPS Spokesperson Terri McClymont. Further, the governor appealed to the people to log onto to www.earthhour.in to know how they can adopt simple practices in their day to day lives that were environment friendly. This Earth Hour, we invite people around the world to "spark" never-before conversations on the loss of nature around them.
BC Hydro says over the past few years, fewer people have been taking part - turning off the lights for 60 minutes for the event.
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Speaking before the switch-off, Laila Mostafa Abdullatif, director-general of EWS-WWF said this year's Earth Hour was especially important due to it coinciding with the Year of Sheikh Zayed.
Earth Hour events are expected to be held across the country Saturday night, including the main commemoration at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, where it was first held in 1998. In New Delhi, the lights have gone off at the city's great arch.
"We likewise encourage the private sector to turn off their lights and other signages in their facilities during Earth Hour as their operations and businesses will allow", he added.
Emirates Global Aluminium said it had saved over 70,000 kilowatt hours of electricity in the past year through weekly observance of Earth Hour.
Willis Tower, the iconic Chicago skyscraper that is just one participant in Earth Hour, has embraced energy efficiency recently.
Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and became the largest collective environmental movement in the world.
Kota Kinabalu: Streetlights in the city will be switched off for an hour from 8.30pm tomorrow (Saturday), in conjunction with the Earth Hour 2018 celebration.
Although an hour (8:30 to 9:30 pm) of lights off won't make a big difference.