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World observes Earth Hour by turning off the lights

World marks Earth Hour and extinguishes the lightsOslo. The Opera House in Oslo was among the buildings that were blacked out an hour during Earth Hour last year.Photo: Paul Kleiven / NTB scanpix

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On Saturday lights will be turned off all over the world for the tenth consecutive year in connection with the environmental campaign Earth Hour.
Several hundred million people in more than 7,000 towns and cities are excepted turn off the light for the sake of the climate,  WWF-Norway says.
For one hour the lights will be turned off worldwide from 20.30 Saturday night.
Among the 350 landmarks worldwide who will “go black” for one hour are: the Empire State Building in New York, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Sydney Opera House and Taipei 101 in Taiwan’s capital city Taipei.
– Earth Hour is about much more than one hour in the dark. It is about understanding that our actions, the energy we use, the goods we buy and the water we drink have an impact on the planet we live on,  Secretary General Nina Jensen of WWF-Norway says.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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