World switches on to Earth Hour

March 26, 2015 7:01 AM

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London – Hundreds of landmarks, from Paris’ Eiffel Tower to the Seattle Space Needle, will dim their lights on Saturday, as people around the world go briefly off-grid to mark Earth Hour with candlelight and barbecues.

The 60-minute annual campaign organised by the conservation group WWF encourages citizens, communities, businesses and organisations to switch the lights off for an hour from 8:30 pm to highlight the plight of planet Earth.

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