Paris switch off Eiffel Tower for Earth Hour

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This year's event comes after hundreds of thousands of young people around the world skipped school earlier this month to stage climate change protests, in an attempt at pressuring lawmakers to combat global warming.

Famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns worldwide.

Individually, we must minimize, if not stop, the reckless use and disposal of single-use plastics and adopt consumption choices and habits that will lessen the generation of plastic garbage.

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The usually-beaming St Mary's Lighthouse in Whitley Bay will be turned out for an hour between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday as part of North Tyneside Council's commitment to supporting Earth Hour.

"The change in energy consumption during Earth Hour over recent years had been so minimal, so we found it hard to attribute it to the event", she said after Saturday's Earth Hour came and went.

"Not because switching off a light takes much innovation, but because they share the vision that together, we can show the world we care about climate change and nature loss", Sid Das, director of digital engagement, Earth Hour Global, said.

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For the 4th consecutive year, DEWA offset the carbon emissions resulting from Earth Hour 2019 activities, with Certified Emission Reductions, CERs, credits from its projects. The WWF along with its millions of participants will be doing so much more than just sitting in darkness for an hour.

Earth Hour is the brainchild of the World Wildlife Fund. Every action we take impacts life around us, and increasingly those impacts are harmful.

Dubai achieved significant results in reducing electricity use during Earth Hour 2019.

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"All residents and businesses are encouraged to participate by turning off their non-essential lights during Earth Hour". Additionally, unnecessary lights in airports across the country were also switched off. "And you know who you are, you that have ignored this and are most guilty of this".

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