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Earth Hour still to be celebrated, despite COVID-19 pandemic

Last Updated Mar 28, 2020 at 12:30 pm MDT

Buckingham Palace in London after it switched off its lights for an hour to mark WWF's Earth Hour to raise awareness about climate change, Saturday March 24, 2018. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)

TORONTO (680 NEWS) – Millions of people in more than 180 Countries will be switching off the lights this evening.

It’s one of the biggest environmental movements in the world and Earth Hour 2020 is taking place Saturday night.

The movement encourages individuals and businesses all over the Globe to raise awareness and take action against Climate Change, by switching off their lights for one hour.

The global Earth Hour movement was first observed in Sydney Australia back in 2007 when the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) encouraged 2.2 million people to take part.

Since then, millions of people participate each year.

Some of the world’s most famous landmarks will also be going dark including the Eiffel Tower, London’s Big Ben and Buckingham Palace.

And even though the world is facing a global pandemic, the WWF is hoping you’ll still take part, by observing Earth Hour from home.

If you’re hoping to take part in the movement, make sure you switch off any non-essential lights at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.