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Canada, like other countries, is observing its 2012 Earth Hour today (March 31) at 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time in support of the movement against climate change.
Those, who are conscious about the adverse effects of climate change, will switch off unnecessary lights, machines and gadgets for one hour to save energy and, thereby, express their solidarity with like-minded people in the world.
Background of the Earth Hour
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) first organized the Earth Hour in 2007 in Sydney, Australia. In 2008, the Earth Hour was observed in 400 cities in 35 countries, including Canada. Later more countries joined in.
More Information on the Earth Hour
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