Symbolism: 124 Chinese cities join in a global concert of nations in the Earth Hour ‘symphony’ to raise climate change awareness. Interesting enough, it’s interesting how Taiwan is ‘kind of’ claimed in the same breath as a Chinese city in this article.
:Taipei also joined cities worldwide Saturday in marking “Earth Hour” by turning off non-essential lights on landmark buildings for one hour… Lights were dimmed on the Taipei 101 skyscraper, the Grand Hotel and the Taipei Arena, among other buildings and public venues, from 8:30 p.m. local time.”
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Chinese cities dim lights in environmental initiative
Editor: Mu Xuequan
Source – Global Times, published March 31, 2012
BEIJING, March 31 (Xinhua) — A total of 124 Chinese cities joined urban centers around the world in turning off the lights of their landmark buildings on Saturday night, as part of an environmental initiative of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Initiated by the WWF in 2007, the “Earth Hour” project calls on all the people in the world to turn off their lights for a spell on the evening of the last Saturday of March every year, to promote energy-saving and sustainable development.
At 8:30 p.m., the lights were turned out at major sites in Beijing, like the Great Wall at Badaling, the Water Cube and the National Stadium, placing the city among 5,000 urban centers in more than 140 countries to take part in Earth Hour. Read the rest of this entry »