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Earth Hour 2018: lights out for 60 minutes

Sat, Mar. 24, 2018

Cairo – 23 March 2018: “Earth Hour”, March 24, 8:30 p.m., the world-iconic lights-out show, asks residents in participating cities to switch off all their lights and non-essential electrical items for one hour as a sign of commitment to their planet and saving nature and the environment in the face of climate change and global warming.

Each participating city is expected to switch off its lights between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. according to its local time.

Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 and has ever since inspired millions to act in sake of nature and the environment, from environmental-friendly laws and policies to crowd-funding for a better future.

Earth Hour comes at a critical time this year as US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris Agreement for Climate Change, but many Americans stepped up for the planet and are still committed to the cause.

Luxor, Egypt, announced its solidarity with the movement and will participate in the event. Mary Rouhy, director of the electricity department in Luxor governorate, said lights will be switched off at a number of monuments and hotels.

- Egypt marks global Earth Hour

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