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One Earth, One City, One hour



Posted 08 August 2013
Hong Kong with its lights on and off
© WWF-Hong Kong / Arbiser Photography
Earth Hour, the biggest collective environmental action in the world, was a smashing success this year, with 152 countries taking part in the massive lights-out event. On Saturday, 23 March this year, 370 Hong Kong schools and youth groups, along with 3,800 buildings and organizations, turned off their non-essential lights from 8:30p.m. to 9:30p.m.. This marked the fifth year that Hong Kong has participated in this global action, which is designed to flight climate change.

In Hong Kong, this year’s theme was “One Earth, One City, One Hour”. Hong Kong’s two electricity companies determined that during Earth Hour 2013, electricity consumption in Hong Kong dropped by 4.76 percent, representing a savings of 172 tonnes of carbon dioxide. It would require 7,478 trees to absorb this amount of CO2 over the course of a year.

WWF-Hong Kong encourages everyone to “go beyond the hour” and live a sustainable lifestyle by changing or modifying their daily lives. Even small changes, made daily, will add up to huge energy savings!
Hong Kong with its lights on and off
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