The world to celebrate 'Earth Hour 2018' Saturday, to protect our planet

City turning off lights Saturday in support of Earth Hour

Deutsche Hospitality sends out a clear climate protection signal

Earth Hour links people from all around the globe, as we take time to connect to Earth.

Tomorrow's highlight will be the Earth Hour countdown at 8.30pm when the complex will connect with Earth Hour Brunei via live feed at Bandar Seri Begawan. The hotel has been taking action locally to conserve energy and help raise awareness of climate change, joining a global initiative that is open to Hilton's more than 4,900 properties across 104 countries and territories.

Several countries across the world turn off the lights at key landmarks on the occasion of Earth Hour and in 2018, the WWF hoped to build on the success it has achieved over the past decade. "We believe we should all contribute and do more for mother Earth and not just limit our efforts to that one hour", said a spokesperson of the company.

Celebrating the tenth edition of its signature lights-out event in March 2016, the Earth Hour movement continues to harness the power of its millions of supporters to shine a light on climate action and the power of the individual to change climate change.

Started by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Australia in 2007, Earth Hour has expanded to a global event, with public spaces going dark, and in some places, people gathering with lit candles instead. "Together we can make a difference".

The actual change in electricity from Earth Hour is minimal, with a 2014 report putting the dip at around 4 percent. Samsung deactivated the logo that identifies its headquarters in Panama City, as well as all the lights in the offices, as part of that campaign to create environmental awareness.

A general view of giant concrete tree-like structures called "Supertrees" before the lights are dimmed to mark Earth Hour, at the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore March 24, 2018.

Coordinated by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and other volunteer organisations, Earth Hour's greatest strength is people.

In 2015 some 10 million Brits, 4,600 schools and 1,000 businesses took part.

While switching off the lights for an hour will not bear much significance for the environment, the motive of Earth Hour is to spark conversations and movements around the world.

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