However, the irony of Eskom asking South Africans to turn the lights down low was not lost on us.
Earth Hour is an global initiative that requires people, government offices, workplaces, and other urban centres to switch off the non-essential lights in a symbolic call for environmental protection.
Earth Hour 2019 will be observed on saturday from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM local time. Every action we take impacts life around us, and increasingly those impacts are harmful. The increased severity of climate change and the staggering loss of biodiversity threaten the planet, and people the world over are urged to take action.
By switching off their lights for one hour, the Earth Hour participants show their support for not just the climate, but for rivers, for wildlife, for forests, and for oceans, each of which has been massively impacted by human evolution.
Paris's Eiffel Tower, New York's Empire State Building and the Acropolis in Athens will all take part in Earth Hour.More news: US GDP Growth Revised Down to 2.2% Rate in Fourth Quarter
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Earth Hour was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. But each of the individuals who participate in Earth Hour has decided their ambition is higher, and I believe this changes the game entirely.
"March 30 tonight, we will join the rest of the world in switching off our lights for Earth Hour", he said.
Partit Demokratiku will be celebrating Earth Hour by candlelight in the village square of Mqabba at a pub on Triq San Bażilju.
The theme for this year is "Change the Way We Live".
In a media statement released today, our beloved Eskom called on South Africans to "switch off for Earth Hour".