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Egypt participates in 'Earth Hour'

Saturday، 25 March 2023 - 12:12 PM

Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad said Egypt partakes in the world environmental event "Earth Hour" in which lights are switched off to spotlight climate change.

The minister reiterated that Egypt is one of the first Arab countries that joined the event, which is held annually to encourage individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights, for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., a symbol of commitment to the planet.

Egypt started to take part in the event in 2009 joining 88 countries to raise awareness about protecting the Earth from the negative effects of global warming and climate change, Minister Fouad said.

The minister added that the Environment Ministry coordinates with a number of ministries and governorates to guarantee successful participation in this year’s event, themed “It’s time for nature".

The participants in the event are set to flick off lights for one hour at many of Egypt's tourist favorites to promote awareness of the importance of taking serious steps to reduce energy consumption. 

MENA


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