Lights out across the globe for Earth Hour 2017

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Through the support of the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Leagues of Municipalities, Cities, and Provinces, the Metro Manila Development Authority, and other government partners, Earth Hour in the Philippines has always been a success.

"There's never been a more critical moment in the fight", said Terry Macko, senior vice president of marketing and communications at World Wildlife Fund.

New York City's iconic skyscraper went dark from 8:30 p.m.to 9:30 p.m.to bring attention to climate change.

City became the first city out of 7000 cities from 175 countries around the world to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour yesterday.

Supporters have helped lobby for climate change legislation, established a forest in Uganda and helped restore ocean ecosystems.

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Delhi participates in this movement and tonight monuments like India Gate, Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple and Rashtrapati Bhawan will have their lights out for an hour!

In this two photo combo, the temple of the Parthenon on the Acropolis hill, is seen before the lights were turned out, below, and during the Earth Hour with lights turned off, above, in Athens, on Saturday, March 25, 2017. As well, Marriott International want its hotels all over the world to share images of Earth Hour activities in their Twitter and Facebook accounts. "We also wanted to showcase what the community can do beyond just the designated Earth Hour, to contribute to saving energy sustainably", said General Manager Radisson Blu Paschim Vihar, Arun Arora. "All you have to do is switch off your lights for one hour to join hundreds of millions around the world to send a clear signal that we must act and we must act now".

Spikes in food prices and extinctions (one-in-six species on the planet are already threatened, though climate change is only one factor driving this mass die off) are likely in the near future.

Founded by the WWF in 2007, Earth Hour asks everyone to take personal accountability for his or her impact on the planet and make behavioral changes to foster a sustainable lifestyle.

There are a number of ways, big and small, you can get involved.

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