Westin Guam going dark for Earth Day 2017

BC Hydro is encouraging British Columbians to participate in Earth Hour Saturday evening from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

On Saturday, people in virtually every country in the world can expect to see city landmarks darkened in honour of Earth Hour.

Earth Hour is considered as the world's largest movement for the environment.

This year it turns a decade old and monuments like Big Ben, The Gherkins, The Eiffel Tower, Sidney Opera House and Bangkok Grand Palace will be on a total black-out for an hour!

And Earth Hour has some very high-profile cheerleaders, among them Charles, Prince of Wales, a long-time environmental protection proponent who speaks in an official video promoting the 2015 event. From Australia, it moved westward through Asia, where Hong Kong's skyline went dark in solidarity while at Myanmar's most sacred pagoda, the Shwedagon, 10,000 oil lamps were lit to shine a light on climate action.

Starting in Samoa and ending 24 hours later in The Cook Islands, people in 184 countries will send a message calling for action to protect the planet by tackling climate change, WWF said.

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The Carrboro Board of Aldermen has encouraged members of the community to take part in Earth Hour for several years.

The event has been criticised by some as a tokenistic gesture but Ms Major said the campaign was about bringing climate change to the forefront of discussion.

Even if Earth Hour isn't being observed in your city, you can still participate on your own!

"It shows that these things matter and when the town takes part in it, it demonstrates that these are issues are important to us and to the residents of Carrboro", Gist said. A number of hotels like Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels and other commercial establishments like Ezdan Mall have also announced observing the Earth Hour 2017. Last year, scientists recorded the Earth's hottest temperatures in modern times for the third year in a row.

"Back in 2010, WWF-Pakistan started celebrating Earth Hour and joined the global call for action against climate".

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