Lights Going Down in China for Earth Hour

This year looks to be the biggest Earth Hour thus far for the World Wildlife Fund in China. The WWF announced earlier this week that Beijing’s Forbidden City would be among the noted monuments around the world to go dark for the annual one-hour event on March 27 to raise environmental awareness. WWF China Director Dermot O’Gorman told me that hundreds of community organizations have signed on to participate, and the program now has 30 cities signed on in China almost double last year’s number. O’Gorman said cities like Earth Hour as a way to “show how they contribute to a global effort to raise awareness,” as well as linking the event to their energy efficiency campaigns.

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