PORT Moresby will join about 120 cities in other countries to observe World Wide Fund for nature’s (WWF) Earth Hour tomorrow.
At 8.30pm tomorrow, millions of people across the globe will switch off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – to show the world what can be done to resolve the dilemma of global warming.
In Port Moresby, the city’s tallest building, the Deloitte Tower owned by Nasfund, will turn off its neon signage and non-essential lights to show support.
National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop has also given his support to the Earth Hour initiative, which asks residents and businesses to show their support for action on climate change by turning off non-essential lights and electrical appliances.
WWF’s representative in Western Melanesia, Iain Carr said: “Earth Hour is a chance for ordinary people around the world to show that they are concerned about climate change and to urge effective action.
“We appreciate the support shown by Mr Parkop and Nasfund this year and in the past.
“We also appreciate the support of individuals, businesses and governments agencies in Port Moresby and other centres in the country.
“If there is a non-essential light that you can switch off, an energy saving measure you can take, then please do, and add your voice to this call for action on climate change,” Mr Carr said.
Since its inception in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, Earth Hour has grown from a one-city event to a sweeping global action, with hundreds of millions of people in over 4,100 cities and towns across 88 countries participating this year.
It is seen as the greatest voluntary action the world has ever known.
Some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Pyramids in Egypt, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, the Acropolis in Athens and even the lights of the Las Vegas strip have gone dark for Earth Hour.