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article imageArchbishop Tutu Supports Earth Hour

By Bob Ewing     Mar 18, 2009 in Environment
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has lent his support to Earth Hour’s global campaign for action on climate change. Earth Hour began in Sydney, in 2007.
Earth Hour will take place at 8:30pm , local time, on Saturday 28 March. The organizers want people from all corners of the world to turn off their lights for one hour.
There are simple steps people can take everyday that collectively reduce carbon emissions – from businesses turning off their lights when their offices are empty to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby.
There are, apparently, over a thousand cities have already consented to take part in the campaign.Organizers anticipate Earth Hour will be of the greatest social movements of the world when millions of people are going to switch off their lights for one hour at 8.30pm on March 28.
Earth Hour is a global World Wildlife Fund (WWF) climate change initiative.
“The threat of climate change is the greatest natural crisis facing the world today. It is totally indiscriminate of race, culture and religion. It affects every human being on the planet,” said the Archbishop Tutu.
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