Taipei 101 to observe Earth Hour by turning off its lights
Mar 24, 2017CultureComments Off on Taipei 101 to observe Earth Hour by turning off its lights
Taipei--Taiwan's tallest skyscraper, Taipei 101, will join cities around the globe to observe Earth Hour by turning off its lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.
While turning off its lights on other floors, the skyscraper will put up the LED message "60+ Earth Hour Taiwan" on its 59th and 60th floor to remind people to contribute to this environmental movement.
The annual global event, usually held toward the end of March, encourages individuals, communities and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to helping to make the planet sustainable in the future.
Earth Hour, organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is now in its 11th year.
Another venue dedicated to Earth Hour will also be held at the Taipei Expo Park's Yuanshan Park Area from 3 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. on Saturday. Activities will include various dance and vocal performances.
According to the WWF website, 1.23 million people across a record 178 countries in 2016 took part in the world's largest grassroots movement for environmental protection.
Over 400 iconic landmarks switched off their lights during Earth Hour last year, including Taipei 101, the Sydney Opera House, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London, the Tokyo Tower, the Empire State Building in New York, Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore and the Eiffel Tower in Paris.