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UAE residents urged to join Earth Hour

posted on 14/03/2013: 1599 views



As millions of people around the world prepare for Earth Hour on March 23, Emirates Wildlife Society is calling on UAE residents to join in the movement and switch off all lights for one hour (8.30pm).

"Turning off the lights is just the beginning; millions of people want to take action and see a sustainable future for our planet,” Ida Tillisch, acting director general of Emirates Wildlife Society, said.

People are also invited to participate in the ‘I Will If You Will' challenge.

Tillisch has already promised to cook a sustainable seafood lunch for 50 people randomly selected from the signups for Earth Hour.

Various prominent landmarks in the UAE are expected to participate in Earth Hour, including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Al Qasba in Sharjah, among others, which will all go dark as a symbolic gesture.

It is estimated that three million UAE residents participated in last year's Earth Hour.

For more information on how to participate, visit http://www.ewswwf.ae/earthhour. - Gulf News

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