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Turn Off The Lights For ‘Earth Hour’

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Two kids sitting around candles celebrating Earth Hour 2010, American Memorial park in Garapan, Northern Mariana Islands, Oceania. 2010 Credit: © Aric Bickel / DEQ

Two kids sitting around candles celebrating Earth Hour 2010, American Memorial park in Garapan, Northern Mariana Islands, Oceania. 2010 Credit: © Aric Bickel / DEQ

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DETROIT (WWJ) – At 8:30 PM on Saturday, March 26, lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour and people will commit to actions that go beyond the hour.

Royal Oak Environmental Advisory Board Chair Melissa Demaschke is urging everyone to take part.

“Right now our world is facing something we call climate change. And there are individual actions that we can all take. And Earth Hour is bringing attention to all those actions that we can take. So, by turning off our lights that’s one thing that we can do to help reduce energy. Not to mention it also saves us money in our pocketbooks, the less energy we use,” she explained.

Demaschke said Earth Hour started in Sydney, Austrailia, in 2007 and today people in over 120 countries participate in the one-hour of lights turned off.

To see if your community is participating, visit the Earth Hour website.

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