Get ready for Earth Hour 2012 Count down to a sustainable future! | WWF Hong Kong

Get ready for Earth Hour 2012 Count down to a sustainable future!

Posted 29 March 2012
Earth Hour 2011 Aerial (Hong Kong)
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  • “The Symphony of Lights” will be suspended on 31 March 2012
  • All universities and over 310 primary and secondary schools have confirmed support for Earth Hour
  • Over 3,100 companies and buildings have committed to supporting Earth Hour
The annual global lights-out event, Earth Hour, is only three days away - this Saturday! Hong Kong will join 135 countries in turning off all non-essential lights on Saturday 31 March at 8:30pm to show our commitment to build a sustainable future.

The Hong Kong government and the Macao government have pledged their support to this global initiative. Government House, the Chief Executive's Office and Legislative Council Complex in Hong Kong will participate in the lights-out event and the Hong Kong Tourism Board will suspend “The Symphony of Lights”. Over 3,100 companies and buildings, all universities and over 310 primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong have confirmed their support for Earth Hour so far. Victoria Harbour and other iconic landmarks are also ready to step into darkness for one hour on this significant day. During the day, WWF will organise a series of activities for Hong Kong citizens to celebrate and witness this memorable event together.

Several activities celebrating Earth Hour will be held on 31 March 2012 as follows:

Activity Details
1500 - 1700 Tram promotion A tram parade will take place on Hong Kong Island. cout Association, Girl Guide Association and Earth Hour ambassadors will greet pedestrians with a special slogan to spread the Earth Hour 2012 message. The tram will start from Whitty Street Depot, pass through Causeway Bay, Happy Valley, and return along the same route.

1300 – 1600
1700 – 1830 Street promotion Earth Hour student ambassadors and Climateers will distribute Earth Hour coasters and spread the Earth Hour message to passers-by.  [Tsim Sha Tsui Waterfront (Avenue of the Stars)]

1915 - 2100 Earth Hour 2012 countdown event Earth Hour ambassador Kay Tse, “My 10 Days” Challengers   Commercial Radio 2 DJs Donald Tong, Amber Au, Danny So and other celebrities C AllStar, Ken Hung, Alfred Hui, Joyce Cheng and goldEN together with other performing groups, are attending the countdown event. Come and join us to witness the Victoria Harbour waterfront plunge into darkness. [Cultural Centre Open Piazza, Tsim Sha Tsui]

This year, WWF is calling on people to turn every hour into Earth Hour, to go beyond that hour and achieve their own energy saving targets on a daily basis. In Hong Kong, over 3,100 companies and buildings are taking part; non-essential lights will be turned off at the International Finance Centre, Manulife Financial Centre, International Commerce Centre, Exchange Square One, Two and Three, Jardine House, Cheung Kong Center, Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Pacific Place, Standard Chartered Bank Building, HSBC Building, Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower, Tsing Ma Bridge, Mega Box, Festival Walk, SOGO Causeway Bay, One Island East, Lee Gardens, Leighton Centre, Sino Plaza, Central Plaza, 1881 Heritage, Sun Hung Kai Centre, The Peak Galleria, Hopewell Centre, E-Max and Nina Tower. Standard Chartered Hong Kong 150th Anniversary Community Foundation continues to be the Lead Sponsor of Earth Hour in Hong Kong for the 3rd consecutive year.

More than 135 countries and regions have confirmed their participation in the lights-out event. These include a number of international landmarks such as the Forbidden City, Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, Golden Gate Bridge, Table Mountain, Christ the Redeemer statue and Sydney Opera House.
Earth Hour 2011 Aerial (Hong Kong)
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