Power down for Earth Hour Saturday evening

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Since then, the event has grown to include 7000 cities and towns worldwide. Earth Hour is a non-profit event run by the World Wide Fund for Nature encouraging everyone, from small homes to major landmarks, to turn off as many lights as possible for an hour 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. local time. "The Sandton City Dome (Protea Court) will be illuminated in green leading up to Earth Hour in a bid to raise awareness of the initiative", says Elaine Jack, CID manager for Sandton Central Management District.

Earth Hour is an annual global event hosted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which promotes efforts to conserve power and demonstrate support for climate change reduction efforts. The Earth Hour travels this year from Samoa (independent country) to The Cook Islands (another independent country) across the worldwide date line in the Pacific Ocean. The Earth Hour Kit can also be downloaded and it could be promoted in your nearby areas.

Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge plunged into darkness on Saturday to mark the Earth Hour, as global landmarks began dimming their lights to draw attention to climate change.

Families, friends, schools and communities across the country can visit the Earth Hour website to register their support, register an event or find an Earth Hour gathering in their community.

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It's lights out at 8:30 pm around the world tonight as hundreds and millions of people switch off their lights for Earth Hour 2017.

To inspire more people to act, this year the Earth Hour movement is also inviting supporters to show their commitment to the cause on their Facebook timelines, in parallel to the lights out rolling across skylines.

Debbie Levin, president of the Environmental Media Association, spoke to Teen Vogue about Earth Day and encouraged everyone to get involved, because we always need more people to help fight climate change. The camp, which started at 4 pm, featured booths which tackled climate adaptation and mitigation efforts such as native tree planting, renewable energy technologies, and disaster go-bag preparation.

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