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Cyprus to mark Earth Hour

Hundreds of millions of people in over 135 countries around the world will on Saturday evening join the Earth Hour campaign, switching off lights for an hour, at 8.30pm local time.

According to the website of Cyprus` Environment Commissioner Ioanna Panayiotou, “for one hour we will also switch off the lights symbolically to convey to the whole of humanity the message for action to protect the planet and to send a message to the world leaders that they must take serious decisions to protect humanity from climate change”.

The main event in Cyprus will be held at the Presidential Palace on Saturday evening, when the lights will go off for an hour. The event will be attended by President Nicos Anastasiades, Cabinet members and other officials.

On Saturday morning, an event will be held in the park next to the Presidential Palace, with workshops for all ages, informative material, music and songs.

On Friday, schoolchildren visited the House of Representatives and presented material they had prepared on climate change, and discussed the issue with members of the Environment Committee. (CNA)

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