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Palace: Cut down on plastics use for Earth Hour

Palace: Cut down on plastics use for Earth Hour”

On Saturday millions of people around the world will flick a switch - a light switch that is.

In Hong Kong, major buildings along Victoria Harbour turned off their non-essential lights at 8:30 p.m., and the city's popular tourist attraction known as the Symphony of Lights was canceled.

"March 30 tonight, we will join the rest of the world in switching off our lights for Earth Hour", he said.

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Paris's Eiffel Tower, New York's Empire State Building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa and the Acropolis in Athens are among the 24 global landmarks that will take part in Earth Hour.

Previous year across the United Kingdom, 10 million people took part, along with more than 7,000 schools, 400 landmarks and thousands of businesses and organisations, the charity said. Internationally, the event was held on March 29, 2008, from 8 p.m.to 9 p.m. local time, marking the first anniversary of the Australian event and 35 countries around the world participated as official flagship cities with over 400 cities in support.

Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney and has grown to involve millions of people, businesses and landmarks, who set aside an hour to switch off lights and promote the movement.

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"Earth Hour provides an opportunity to unite millions of people in a common objective", May said.

The Earth Hour gesture calls for greater awareness and more sparing use of resources, especially fossil fuels that produce carbon gasses and lead to global warming.

Dr. Joanna I. House, reader in environmental science and policy at the University of Bristol, told Newsweek: "Our children are telling us loudly and strongly they want us to do something about the climate change we are causing to protect their future". According to WWF India website, the organisation is also running #Bee4ThePlanet campaign to mark Earth Hour this year.

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