Turn Off Lights For An Hour On March 28

17 02 2009

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KUALA LUMPUR: In a symbolic fight against global warming, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has called on Malaysians to switch off non-essential lights for an hour from 8.30pm on March 28.

The action was to participate in an international movement, Earth Hour, said WWF Malaysia executive director Datuk Dr Dionysius S.K. Sharma.

He said several iconic landmarks in the country such as the Kuala Lumpur Tower, Angkasapuri, Sunway Pyramid and Mid Valley Megamall would join hands with landmarks in 74 other countries to observe Earth Hour.

“The act of switching off non-essential lights is an effortless step that every person can take to trigger a huge positive impact against climate change,” he said during the launch of the Malaysian chapter of Earth Hour here yesterday.

Earth Hour Malaysia ambassador Yasmin Ahmad said it hoped to approach more corporate companies and government agencies to participate in the movement.

The Earth Hour movement has already proven itself in 2007 in Sydney, Australia. For more information and to pledge support for Earth Hour 2009, log on to
www.earthhour.org/malaysia.


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