Palace: Cut down on plastics use for Earth Hour

Palace: Cut down on plastics use for Earth Hour

People around the world are set to turn off their lights on Saturday evening for Earth Day, acknowledging the threat that climate change poses to our planet.

Famous monuments across the world will also observe Earth Hour by switching off the lights.

Beginning in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has spread to more than 180 countries, with tens of millions of people joining in. "And we could be the last that can do anything about it", the charity said. This is part of our efforts to join millions around the world to highlight the urgency for global climate action.

The theme for this year is "Change the Way We Live".

Like every year, the individuals and communities in India will be celebrating the Earth Hour by going dark at 8:30pm.

The lights will go off at famous buildings and structures across the country between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday as part of the worldwide event organised by conservation charity WWF to urge action to save the planet.

Earth Hour 2019 will be observed on saturday from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM local time.

WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O'Gorman told AFP that "Earth hour still is the world's largest grassroots movement for people to take action on climate change".

"Oman has a unique natural diversity, from our mountains and valleys to our lovely coastline, and we really need to do whatever we can to preserve and nurture it", added the spokesperson.

Sydney Opera House, Egypt's Great Pyramids, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Brazil's Christ the Redeemer monument and the Empire State Building in NY are among the sites worldwide where the lights will be switched off. Since then, it has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns across 187 countries and territories to raise awareness for energy consumption and effects on the environment.

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