Cape Town supports Earth Hour

2011-03-25 19:31
Cape Town - The city of Cape Town will switch off its lights on Saturday in support of earth hour.

"The City of Cape Town will be switching off the lights on Table Mountain and in its own buildings for one hour in support of Earth Hour 2011, which takes place tomorrow, Saturday 26 March at 20:30," said the head of energy and climate change, Sarah Ward.
"At that time, lights will be switched off around the globe and people will commit to actions that go beyond the hour."

Earth Hour will be celebrated around the world and organisers are hoping that millions will switch off the lights to demonstrate their collective will to try to stop global warming, which is blamed on emissions of carbon gases.

This year, there will be a special focus on the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami and there will be a minute's silence during the event as a mark of remembrance for those who lost their lives.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has thrown his weight behind the initiative.

"Earth Hour is an opportunity for us to act together, the people united from all corners of the globe to send a powerful message on climate change. Enough is enough! Let us stop the destruction!" Tutu said in a statement.

The WWF is calling on South Africans to commit to a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle.

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