The Western Province Ministry of Environment calls upon the nation to switch off their lights from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm tonight, and join hands to save Mother Earth.
Earth Hour is a global grass-root movement that encourages individuals, businesses and governments the world over to take positive actions and affirm their commitment to the protection of the environment by switching off lights for one designated hour.
The objective is to make people aware of their behaviour which causes most of the climate change issues, and to show that it is possible to meet the world’s environmental challenges if we work together.
Colourful cultural parades and many other activities are scheduled to be held illuminated with copra lamps which is non fossil fuel.
Though Earth Hour was scheduled to be held yesterday, it was postponed for today, because of the World Cup Quarter Final cricket match between Sri Lanka and England.