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Taiwan to join Earth Hour event Saturday

Taiwan to join Earth Hour event Saturday

Taipei, March 22 (CNA) Taiwan will join an international Earth Hour campaign on Saturday by mobilizing public support for worldwide efforts to protect the environment. About 1 million people in Taiwan are expected to participate in a global action of turning off their lights between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., which will save an estimated 100,000 kWh of electricity locally, according to the Society of Wilderness (SOW), one of the organizers. As of Friday, the SOW campaign's Facebook page had drawn over 36,000 followers. Last year, about 600,000 people in Taiwan joined the Earth Hour effort, the SOW said. It said several entities in Taiwan, such as the Taipei 101 skyscraper administration and local governments, are expected take part in the one-hour lights out campaign. Earth Hour, organized by the World Wildlife Fund, is held annually in late March and is now in its seventh year. The event is aimed at empowering the public and sending the message that people can help change the environment for the better by altering their behavior. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-06-23 13:47 GMT+08:00