NHCS to Observe Earth Hour This Saturday

According to a spokesperson from the organization, Earth Hour is an evening where hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world, unite each year to support what has become the largest environmental event in history.

This year therefore, the NHCS is hosting its first Earth Hour, with a moonlight beach party.

As part of the observance, said the official, residents are being encouraged to support the activity by turning off their electric lights from 8:30 to 9:30 pm, on Saturday.

The NHCS is also encouraging the business community and all citizens around the country to observe Earth Hour, by using only candle light for part of the evening.

At the beach party, said the spokesperson, there will be various items on sale, such as, BBQ, snacks and a cash bar that evening.

Also, they will be looking to the Nevis Department of Culture to provide the evening’s entertainment with a lively drum circle!

Participants are being encouraged to walk with their beach blankets and festive spirits.

Last year more than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights at 8:30 pm local time for Earth Hour 2011, sending a powerful message for action on climate change.

It also ushered in a new era with members going beyond the hour to commit to lasting action for the planet

 


More information on Earth Hour can be found at the official website: http://www.earthhour.org/

 

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