Are you ready for Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m.?

Base of Taipei tower

The annual global event, which encourages people to turn off unnecessary lights and electronics for one hour, began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007.

Mumbai's historic railway station Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus is seen before the lights were switched off for Earth Hour in India.

The theme for this year is "Change the Way We Live".

"We urge residents to make #EarthHour a habit by ensuring that they always unplug all unused and non-essential appliances on a daily basis to save electricity".

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is hosting an informal community gathering at 9775 Second St.in Sidney, beginning at 8 p.m., to mark the event.

MalacaƱang called on the public to lessen the use of plastics with the observance of Earth Hour 2019 on Saturday night.

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Panelo added that the Palace will also take part in the switching off lights for Earth Hour from 8:30 p.m.to 9:30 p.m.

Other global landmarks that flicked the switch included Eiffel Tower in Paris, New York's Empire State Building, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the Acropolis in Athens and the Kremlin building in Moscow.

Even though one hour doesn't change much on the sustainability front, the campaign raises awareness about climate change and promotes getting away from screens, said Gerald Wheatley, Open Streets Calgary manager, on Saturday. The Earth Hour has grown since its inception and over 180 countries and territories participated in last year's Earth Hour.

"We have the solutions, we just need our voices to be heard".

During this hour, millions of people around the world will turn off their lights to show their steadfast commitment to protecting nature.

In Taipei, Taiwan's capital, the island's tallest building, Taipei 101, joined surrounding buildings in shutting off the lights as part of the Earth Hour event.

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