Earth Hour 2019: Time, Theme, and Everything You Need to Know

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Organised each year by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the Earth Hour was started in 2007 as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia.

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town has encouraged residents to be part of the switch to a more sustainable way of life as South Africa and the world recognises Earth Hour 2019 tomorrow between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. "And we could be the last that can do anything about it", the charity said.

The Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge among other key landmarks around the globe were plunged into darkness for an hour Saturday to raise awareness about climate change and its impact on the planet's vanishing biodiversity. It is not a simultaneous event and the Earth Hour time depends on your local time, and the participants around the world will switch off lights when it is 8:30pm in their local time.

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Over 3,000 corporations in Hong Kong signed up for Earth Hour 2019, according to the WWF Hong Kong website. "By saving electricity as a consumer you help in saving carbon emissions which cause climate change", Setshedi said.

Paris's Eiffel Tower, New York's Empire State Building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa and the Acropolis in Athens are among the 24 global landmarks that will take part in Earth Hour.

While the lights-off event is a symbolic gesture, Earth Hour has led successful campaigns over the past decade to ban plastics in the Galapagos Islands and plant 17 million trees in Kazakhstan.

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Partit Demokratiku will be celebrating Earth Hour by candlelight in the village square of Mqabba at a pub on Triq San Bażilju.

Earth Hour is a global movement that encourages people to conserve power.

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