Earth Hour Qatar 2019: Switch off your lights for an hour and show you care for our planet - QatarIndians.com

Earth Hour Qatar 2019: Switch off your lights for an hour and show you care for our planet!

We are the 1st generation to know we are destroying our own planet. Also, we could be the last that can do anything about it. But there’s still time to act! Make a pledge for Earth Hour.

Qatar has taken a lot of measures in protecting the environment and as a part of that Earth Hour Qatar will be planning to organise activities to inform and raise awareness across the country. As accelerating climate change and staggering biodiversity loss threaten the planet we have an urgent need to protect it.

Earth Hour movement is being celebrated worldwide every last Saturday of March, with 2019 falling on the 30th from 8:30 till 9:30 PM. As the world goes dark for #EarthHour, switch off lights at your place today between 8:30 till 9:30 PM and show you care for our planet.

Earth Hour Qatar – Building on last year’s successful events, participation and growing awareness on climate change, Qatar will continue the hashtag #EarthHourQatar campaign, where people participated in various earth hour activities across the country. Various government and private organisations and brands conduct a lot of activities in Qatar on Earth Hour to encourage citizens and expats to build a sustainable society in Qatar. A number of luxury hotels and malls in Qatar will recognize Earth Hour 2019 through different innovative programs, apart from pledging to turn off non-essential lights for an hour.

“Building on last year’s success, participation and growing awareness on climate change, Qatar will continue the hashtag #EarthHourQatar campaign, where people will participate in various earth hour activities across the country. They will also use social media channels to run an online campaign and reach a larger number of people this year.”, Reported thepeninsulaqatar.com

Gulf Times reported, Earlier, during a speech an Earth Hour event, His Excellency the Minister of Municipality and Environment Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie highlighted that the ministry was working diligently through strategic plans consistent with the National Development Plan to preserve the environment and sustain wildlife in accordance with Qatar National Vision 2030, under the wise leadership of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

The minister urged all segments of society to take part in this global event and its aim of preserving Qatar’s environment.

According to WWF UK. This year, 178 countries participated, by going dark for the 60-minute block from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., local time.

The world’s biggest landmarks celebrating this movement are,

  • Tokyo Tower, Tokyo.
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris.
  • Opera House, Sydney.
  • Empire State Building, New York City.
  • Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore.
  • Parliament, London.
  • Chain Bridge, Budapest.
  • The London Eye and Buckingham Palace

Switch off your lights for an hour and show you care for our planet

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