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Earth Hour 2019 switch-off this Saturday March 30 at 8:30 pm

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On Saturday, March 30 at 8:30 pm local time, skylines around the world will go dark as millions of people celebrate Earth Hour to show their commitment to protect the planet, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said in a press release.

As nature declines like never before, coupled with the ever-present challenge of climate change, Earth Hour 2019 will focus on raising awareness on why nature matters and inspiring global action on conserving nature.

From the Eiffel Tower to the Sydney Opera House, and the Empire State Building to Burj Khalifa, thousands of landmarks will switch off their lights in solidarity for the planet, to raise the awareness about the importance of nature and encourage individuals, businesses and governments worldwide to be a part of the solutions needed to build a healthy, sustainable future – and planet – for all, WWF said.

This year is set to be another important moment for the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, with more than 180 countries and territories coming together to highlight and invite action on the environmental issues most relevant to them.

WWF is partnering with the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity to create connect2earth.org where people, companies and organizations can find tools to push for action on nature. People can speak up for the planet by pledging their support on Voice for the Planet calling on world leaders to agree a New Deal for Nature and People. The petition will be presented at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP in 2020, when a new set of global targets on nature will be agreed upon by governments, according to the press release.

Everyone can make a difference in protecting nature and it starts right here, right now with Earth Hour 2019. Visit www.earthhour.org to know what is happening for Earth Hour in locations around the world.

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