Drogheda asked to just switch off for 'Earth Hour'

In his message on Earth Hour being commemorated the world over on Saturday, he urged parliamentarians and people to observe the global Earth Hour by voluntarily switching off extra lights for one hour between 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Earth Hour began in Syndey in 2007 and spread worldwide under WWF.

Skylines around the world fell dark on Saturday night to mark the tenth Earth Hour.

In 2016, an unprecedented 178 countries and territories participated in Earth Hour.

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.

In Brunei, Earth Hour was observed with two iconic landmarks in the capital - Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex and Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque - as focal points as the event rolled across the globe simultaneously. In 2016, over six million people in the United Kingdom took part.

Farida Tampal, state director, Hyderabad office, said NGOs and citizens of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh reached out to government representatives, policy makers, and educational institutes seeking their support for Earth Hour.

A "Going Green" martini sold at the Fairmont Washington, D.C. hotel will donate all profits to the World Wildlife Fund. Besides joining countries of the world, Qatar supports efforts to raise awareness about energy conservation, he added noting that this event has become an annual tradition in Qatar. They gave many options on how people could spend one hour without lights tonight such as talking to friends, spotting the places around that are also participating in Earth Hour and looking at the stars.

Hundreds of residents joined Dewa's Earth Hour Walk amid celebrations held at Bay Avenue Park.

The effects of climate change are pretty much undeniable from extreme weather events, health impacts of these, oceans warming and rising, ice melting and eco systems in peril.

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!

  • Julie Sanders