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Earth Hour

On Saturday March 29th 2014 at 8:30pm, local time, millions of people across the world are switching their lights off for one hour to celebrate their commitment to the planet and Adeje will be taking part. The Earth Hour initiative, organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) started in Sydney Australia in 2007 when 2 million people and 2,100 businesses participated. Now the initiative has the support of over 100 countries and more than 7,000 cities and towns, six of which are in the Canary Islands, including Adeje. Earth Hour aims to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world. Participating landmarks include: The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Tokyo Tower, Taipei 101, The Petronas Towers, Beijing National Stadium (Bird’s Nest), Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Gateway of India, The Burj Khalifa, The Church of the Nativity (Birthplace of Jesus, Bethlehem), Table Mountain, Dubrovnik City Walls, Eiffel Tower, Avenue Habib Bourguiba, The Acropolis, Tower of Pisa, The Spanish Steps, Brandenburg Gate, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, The UK Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Christ the Redeemer Statue, CN Tower, Las Vegas Strip, Times Square, The Empire State Building, Niagara Falls and this year once again Adeje council will be turning off the lights in many public buildings including the Town Hall, the outside of the Casa Fuerte, the tax and tourism office, sports centres and the exterior lighting on the CDTCA . In other buildings such as the Local Police central office and in public parks lights will be turned down during the same hour. Anyone who would like to join in the scheme can do so voluntarily – all you have to do is turn off your lights on March 29th.

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