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Paphos mayor calls on residents to support  Earth Hour

Paphos Mayor Phedonas Phedonos is calling on all residents to take part in this year’s Earth Hour on Saturday night by turning off their lights for one hour at 8.30pm.

He said the municipality was asking as many people as possible to take part this year and called on all residents, businesses, groups and associations to join in the initiative, which aims to protect the environment and highlights the issue of climate change.

The message of this year’s campaign is ‘Use your power to change climate change.’

Earth Hour started in 2007 as a lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change. It has grown to engage more than 162 countries worldwide.

This year, a public event to mark the occasion will be held outside the town hall in Paphos and the mayor will switch off the lights during a special ceremony.

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