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Set Your Clocks for 'Earth Hour'

Mar 21, 2017 11:05AM ● Published by Jeanne Fratello

"Earth Hour" - an international event in which people and organizations turn off lights to promote climate change awareness - will take place this Saturday, March 25, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

In honor of Earth Hour, the city of Manhattan Beach will turn off the lights on the Manhattan Beach Pier during that time. Businesses and residents are being encouraged to turn off all non-essential lighting during that hour.

Earth Hour is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks are preparing set aside this hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action.

During the 2016 Earth Hour, total of 178 countries and the International Space Station participated. The lights were turned off at 400 iconic landmarks including the Sydney Opera House (Sydney), Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament (London), the Tokyo Tower (Tokyo), the Empire State Building (New York), Marina Bay Sands Hotel (Singapore) and the Eiffel Tower (Paris).

Born in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world's largest grassroots movement for the environment. It is an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund.

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