Lights go off to observe Earth Hour

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"We had been observing Earth Day (April 22) for the last few years, and made a decision to observe Earth Hour from this year".

Biodiversity has become one of the world's most concerning environmental issues.

"Tonight it's not just about switching off for an hour".

In Taipei, Taiwan's capital, the island's tallest building, Taipei 101, joined surrounding buildings in shutting off the lights as part of the Earth Hour event.

Millions of people in more than 7,000 cities in more than 170 countries are expected to take part this year, to send a message to leaders that protecting the Earth should be top of their agenda, WWF said.

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Philippine Boy Scouts play with their flashlights at the countdown for the 12th Earth Hour event Saturday, March 30, 2019 in suburban Makati city east of Manila, Philippines.

Earth Hour is the world's biggest switch-off event, where millions of people from across the planet switch off their lights and organise events to show they care about the future of the planet.

People are seen walking for the Earth hour. PD leader Godfrey Farrugia will plant a bay laurel tree to mark the occasion. Every action we take impacts life around us, and increasingly those impacts are harmful.

"As a responsible local government who is increasingly becoming internationally recognised for our climate change action programmes, we must move toward more sustainable greener energy resources to meet our carbon neutral commitments". Many people have already started thinking ahead and taking their own reusable bags when doing the shopping to reduce the amount of plastic used.

"Oman has a unique natural diversity, from our mountains and valleys to our lovely coastline, and we really need to do whatever we can to preserve and nurture it", added the spokesperson. "We can not call ourselves humanitarians if we are not also environmentalists", MEP candidate Cami Appelgren.

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