Pakistan joins world community observing Earth Hour

In 2017, iconic buildings in more than 172 countries will switch off their lights when the clock ticks around to 8:30 p.m. local time, say Earth Hour organizers.

Some of the world's most recognizable landmarks are going dark Saturday night in observance of Earth hour to raise awareness about global warming.

Touted as the biggest global movement against climate change, the Earth Hour 2017 will be observed across the world on March 25 between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm.

"In ten years, Earth Hour has helped protect seas in Russian Federation and Argentina, raised funds for conservation projects in Southeast Asia and the Amazon, and even created a forest in Uganda", he said.

The one big agenda, upon which this year's Earth Hour stands at, is - "to unite people, communities, households, and businesses to protect our Earth, to prop up a moderate contamination, and clean energy future".

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The WWF's Earth Hour aims at reversing the cycle of extinction of species. "Take time to discuss the ways your family can make small changes which impact our environment, such as recycling your glass packaging".

Aspire Zone Foundation has also encouraged people to adopt environmentally friendly attitudes and habits.

As part of the Earth Hour initiative, WWF partnered with award-winning education organisation Cool Australia to create a free Earth Hour-inspired curriculum toolkit, which teachers can download to use in classrooms. That's why Earth Hour is so crucial - it's a chance for everyone across the globe to come together and speak up about climate change.

Speaking with Premier, assistant curate Sulin Milne urged other churches to get involved, saying: "You could do something as simple as just turning off your floodlights so the church suddenly disappears from the scene and maybe people will think, 'hey, why has that happened?'"

Madhu Sudan Choudhary, president of Garden Ville RWA, DLF City Phase 4, said, "Similar to the last three years, we will observe the day this year too". More than 170 countries and territories of the world are showing their support for protecting the planet.

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