#EarthHour2017: Filipinos shine light on climate action

"The Sandton City Dome (Protea Court) will be illuminated in green leading up to Earth Hour in a bid to raise awareness of the initiative", says Elaine Jack, CID manager for Sandton Central Management District.

"I think one of the reasons Earth Hour has blown up like this is that it's a relatively simple task that everyone can participate in". So far landmarks that have gone without power include Sydney's iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Skyscrapers in Shanghai's downtown.

"Your personal pledge to go "Beyond the Hour" and help "Shine a Light on Climate Action", can create ripples of effect that will make our beloved planet Earth a much better place for our children and our children's children", Sueno said.

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As a firm proponent of defying limits and pushing boundaries, Summit Natural Drinking Water joins the hour-long global switch-off for Earth Hour 2017 on Saturday.

This year in Brunei, there will be cross events between Brunei-Muara, Tutong, Temburong and Belait districts. "Earth Hour is one small way we can highlight our commitment to implementing solutions that save money, improve operational efficiency and reduce emissions".

Starting in Samoa and ending 24 hours later in The Cook Islands, people in 184 countries will send a message calling for action to protect the planet by tackling climate change, WWF said.

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Even if Earth Hour isn't being observed in your city, you can still participate on your own! You can push elected officials to expand recycling on Guam, and to be more aggressive to adopt renewable energy. It is about changing climate change and taking relevant action to mitigate climate change. The Earth Hour Kit can also be downloaded and it could be promoted in your nearby areas.

Lights at landmarks around the world, including some here at home, will go dark for the hour. "Earth Hour" is a platform to convey a message that we stay committed to deliver and work on the goals of the Paris Climate Change Goal - the United Nations climate treaty, endorsed by 197 nations previous year.

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