Turn off lights for Earth Hour

2015-03-28 00:00

WHILE many South Africans will be observing Earth Hour by force due to load shedding, the official hour will begin tonight at 8.30 pm local time.

Earth Hour is a global lights-off initiative with the aim of raising awareness around climate change.

The event first began in Australia in 2007 and has become a worldwide event.

The slogan for this year’s campaign is “Change Climate Change”, with over 170 countries confirming participation.

Eskom encouraged the public to observe the hour by switching off all lights from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

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