Earth Hour returns this weekend

Earth Hour returns this weekend

The event, organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), began in Sydney in 2007 and has grown into the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment.

As a symbolic Moroccan landmark, Casablanca's Hassan II Mosque will join the Earth Hour movement and switch off its lights for one hour on Saturday, March 24, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWf) said in a communiqué.

The hotels will turn off lights on their exterior walls and also encourage guests to gather in public areas.

Today, as accelerating climate change and staggering biodiversity loss threaten the planet, WWF wants to leverage the momentum and energy of the Earth Hour movement to connect people to Earth.

The gesture is meant to symbolise people and businesses taking accountability for their ecological footprint and looking at ways to help the environment.

The Earth Hour is an annual observance which seeks to bring attention to environmental conservation and climate change.

Pocoyo, the official children's representative for Earth Hour, will make an appearance along with Mabohai's Po from Kung Fu Panda.

Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas goes dark for Earth Hour
Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas goes dark for Earth Hour

"Earth Hour highlights the power of each individual, and what we can achieve if we do it together. The President has recognized this and has made the protection of the environment a priority during his State of the Nation Address", he said.

This year, Earth Hour will focus on building support for action on biodiversity and nature.

Earth Hour 2018 is here.

Carrefour UAE showing its support with a variety of activities created to promote energy conservation and contribute to the global energy saving initiative. The Hotel's back-of-house facilities will observe the one-hour lights-off initiative.

"Participation in Earth Hour symbolises a commitment to change beyond the hour", the website reads.

Aside from being able to conserve a significant amount of energy consumption during Earth Hour, the hotel's dining outlets will also initiate an effort in making it an interactive experience for diners.

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