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Earth Hour 2008 - Turning off the lights

22 February, 2008

Earth Hour 2008 - Turning off the lights

On March 29 Waitakere will be joining a host of environmentally-orientated international cities in turning off its lights as part of a campaign to highlight growing concern about global warming.

This simple act known as 'Earth Hour' has captured the hearts and minds of people all over the world.

As a result, on March 29 millions of people in some of the world's major capital cities including Copenhagen, Toronto, Chicago, Melbourne, Brisbane and Tel Aviv will unite and switch off for Earth Hour.

Individuals and businesses all around the world will be turning off their power as a collective effort highlighting the need to take action in the face of increasing climate change.

The Waitakere City Council, which will be turning off the lights at all its buildings, invites your family or business to participate by switching off your house or premises lights for the Earth Hour too.

By turning off your lights from 8pm to 9pm on Saturday March 29 you can become part of a powerful message about the need for action on global warming.

On the night take a look at your neighbourhood or down a valley and see the difference that can be made if we work together.

Another way in which to reduce your carbon footprint is to visit EcoDay 2008 at Olympic Park where the latest information and most up to date advice on being environmentally sustainable will be available to you free of charge.


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