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UAE joins world in marking Earth Hour on Saturday

Abu Dhabi, (IINA) – The United Arab Emirates will participate in the ‘Earth Hour,’ a movement by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), aiming to put the spotlight on climate change, WAM reported.

Ten years have passed since the world’s first Earth Hour took place in Sydney. WWF’s landmark movement is set to once again unite millions of people around the globe to do their part to help check climate change.

The event will take place on March 25, and it is being led locally by Emirates Wildlife Society-WWF (EWS-WWF). Individuals and organizations in the UAE have been invited to join EWS-WWF, and millions of people across the planet, to support #EarthHourUAE by switching off unnecessary lights at 8.30 pm on March 25.

EWS-WWF will be leading its ‘Green Goals’ campaign as it asks social media users to share their promises on how they intend to play a part in tackling climate change. Users will be asked to use the hashtag #EarthHourUAE when making their pledges online.

Long time EWS-WWF partner Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will host a festival at Bay Avenue Park in Business Bay from 4 pm onwards, where the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, will switch off its lights and participate in the Earth Hour walk.

The Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) will also host a public event starting at 5.30 pm on the Al Majaz water front. Other activities include a presentation focusing on environmental awareness, a bicycle ride, a wall painting of the Earth Hour logo, along with competitions and workshops.

Other organizations marking Earth Hour include Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque � Abu Dhabi, HSBC, Environment Friends Society, the Jamjar Dubai, Sustainable City, among others.

Source: international Islamic News Agency

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