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Palace: Cut down on plastics use for Earth Hour

Palace: Cut down on plastics use for Earth Hour”

While the lights-off event is a symbolic gesture, Earth Hour has led successful campaigns over the past decade to ban plastics in the Galapagos Islands and plant 17 million trees in Kazakhstan. It has grown in stature over the years, as more than 180 countries and territories are now involved.

"We live in an interconnected world". WWF says together we'll speak up for our wildlife and forests, and show support for rivers and oceans.

"As a responsible local government who is increasingly becoming internationally recognised for our climate change action programmes, we must move toward more sustainable greener energy resources to meet our carbon neutral commitments".

But Earth Hour is just that: one hour.

The world's biggest landmarks - such as the Sydney Opera House, Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower, Carnaby Street, Buckingham Palace, and Edinburgh Castle - switch off lights as a visual display of their commitment.

Landmarks, businesses and people switch their lights off for an hour of darkness as part of the event, which aims to highlight the impact humans are having on the planet through climate change, pollution, plastic and food production.

Earth Hour was first held in Sydney, Australia, in 2007.

Partit Demokratiku will be celebrating Earth Hour by candlelight in the village square of Mqabba at a pub on Triq San Bażilju.

Earth Hour is a global call for the protection of the planet and for people to take a stand against climate change. Additionally, the organisation points out that it will be a good time to check out the stars, giving the comparably less light pollution.



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