• 17/03/2010

Valencia Conference Centre lend support for Earth Hour

Valencia Conference Centre announced that they will turn off all non-essential lighting at their main building for Earth Hour, and encourage everybody to do the same.

From Australia to America and Europe to Asia on Saturday 27 March 2010 at 8.30pm, over 1,700 cities and towns across the globe will switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about climate change, by taking part in WWF´s Earth Hour. WWF is calling for millions of individuals, communities, businesses and landmarks around the world to take part in the event.

Last year 88 countries got involved in the initiative and with 2010 seeing more than 100 countries taking part, a ripple will cross the Earth as landmarks in 25 time zones switch off. Many of the world?s most iconic landmarks are on board including the Golden Gate Bridge, the Las Vegas strip, Table Mountain and the Burj Khalifa tower- the tallest building in the world.

Countries and regions involved for the first time include the remote island nation of Madagascar, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Mongolia, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Paraguay, Ecuador and the US Commonwealth of the Northern Marina Islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing people and nature, and demands urgent global action. Last year, world leaders missed a key opportunity to agree a global climate deal in Copenhagen, but with each year of delay, the impacts on people and wildlife get more severe and the window of opportunity gets smaller. So we need everyone to switch off and support Earth Hour once again in 2010 ? show world leaders they need to finish the job, and be one of many millions of people around the world united in their call for action.