As a way to promote collaborative effort to combat climate change and global protection, Earth Hour is annually celebrated across the world.
Every year, more and more nations and key institutions joining the crusade in protecting the environment through global blackout. way to promote wise energy consumption.
The global blackout is annually celebrated in the third week of March, this year it will be taking place this Saturday March 25.
People around the world will see and witness some of the world’s best known landmarks disappear from city skylines.
The campaign is now on its tenth year, founded and spearheaded by World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), Earth Hour, is the world’s largest demonstration of support for action on climate change.
In 2007, when Earth Hour was founded by WWF, and is designed to increase awareness about energy consumption and environmental issues including rising temperatures and destruction of habitats on a global scale.
In fact, last year it recorded millions of proactive people around the world across 178 countries came together to show support for action to protect our planet.
350 major landmarks throughout the world, including the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building and Buckingham Palace turned off their lights in support last year.
In the UK, almost 10.5 million took part in the global blackout.
Paris was named the Global Earth Hour Capital for 2016 for is long-term vision in climate action as well as its commitment to sustainability within business, civil society and other global cities, to which it has become a role model thanks in part to holding COP21 in 2015.
WWF’s Earth Hour seeks to encourage people to actively pursue a more sustainable lifestyle to reduce their carbon footprint and energy consumption.
In order to demonstrate commitment to the future of the world’s climate, the world is encouraging by turning off lights for one hour at 8:30pm (GMT) on Saturday 25 March 2017.