WWF: 172 countries took part in this year’s Earth Hour

London’s Big Ben and Houses of Parliament during Earth Hour. Photo credit: Earth Hour.

WWF have said that 172 countries took part in this year’s Earth Hour, with millions joining the movement to switch their lights off for one hour between 19:30 – 20:30 local time on Saturday 28th of March.

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In usual style, famous landmarks, businesses and celebrities took to Twitter to spread the Earth Hour message.


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Iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the London Eye, the Royal Palace in Sweden and the Sydney Opera House, joined the Earth Hour movement, with skylines in New York and Hong Kong looking almost unrecognisable with their lights dimmed.

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Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and Argentinean football star Lionel Messi also declared their support for the activity, which has gained grown into a worldwide phenomenon since its inception in 2007.

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