To mark the world initiative ‘Earth Hour’ next Saturday 24 March, Egypt is joining numerous other countries in the world in putting off lights for 60 minutes in a number of historical landmarks; the 60-minute interval will last from 8:30 to 9:30pm.
The world initiative aims at raising awareness among people and communities of the danger of climate changes, encouraging them to adopt positive attitudes towards their planet through rationalising the use of electricity; turning off lights and electrical machines for an hour and lighting candles instead.
Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Hour originated in Sydney, Australia in 2007 with a simple appeal to people and businesses to turn off their lights for an hour to raise awareness about carbon pollution. Egypt has been a part of since 2009.
18 March 2018