Residents invited to join Earth Hour event at Expo City Dubai on March 25. Lights will be switched off at 8:15 pm.
Expo city, Dubai
25 March 2023, 12:00 AM
30 April 2023, 12:00 AM
Dubai residents are invited to join the free Big Earth Hour Switch Off and screening event taking place on Saturday (March 25) at Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion at Expo City Dubai, which will host COP28 later this year.
Earth Hour is a global campaign organised by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to unite people in more than 190 countries for environmental protection and climate action. In the UAE, the annual initiative is led by Emirates Nature-WWF, with strong support from key partners. Switching off the lights will be at 8.30pm but the event at Expo City Dubai will start at 8:15pm.
Since its launch in 2007 by WWF International, Earth Hour has shone the global spotlight on the twin issues of nature loss and climate change. Iconic buildings in the UAE such as the Burj Khalifa and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque have joined global landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, the London Eye and the Colosseum in switching off their lights and inspiring millions around the world to push for change.
The event will introduce the importance of Earth Hour as well as Emirates Nature-WWF’s 22-year legacy of environmental conservation in the UAE. This will be followed by a symbolic switch off and a screening of natural historian David Attenborough’s documentary “A Life on Our Planet,” a unique history of the impact of humanity on nature.
A special announcement will also be made at the Big Earth Hour event, as Emirates Nature-WWF introduces a new educational mini-series designed to encourage volunteering in the lead-up to the COP28 climate conference, which will be held in UAE at the end of 2023.
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