Friday, March 27, 2009

SA plunges into darkness as citizens switch off lights for Earth Hour

By Mikhaila Crowie
27 March 2009

Parts of the country will be in darkness at 8:30pm tomorrow to raise awareness about climate change.

The lights out forms part of Earth Hour, a global campaign by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Millions are expected to switch off their light for an hour in their time zones, causing a “Mexican wave” of darkness.

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu heads the South African campaign.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2 million Australians switched off their lights for an hour. A year later, 50 million people took part in the campaign.

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