All public transport will be offered for free this Saturday as part of a campaign marking Earth Hour 2023.

According to the government press office, routes for all buses will follow the public holiday schedule and will be offered for free on March 25.

The campaign is part of a broader effort to encourage an environmental conscience in the public. It is jointly organised by the transport ministry and environmental commissioner.

Additionally, the lights at the presidential palace, all interior ministry buildings and town halls across the country, will be switched off between 8.30-9.30pm.

Green points at Nicosia municipality, Larnaca, Paralimni, Paphos and Limassol (Fasoulla and Kolossi) will remain open.

There will also be an art event at the Pancyprian Gymnasium organised by the Nicosia music school between 8-8.30pm.

Earth Hour is a global movement held every year, encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights, for one hour, between 8.30 to 9.30pm on the last Saturday of March.

For more information on the routes and timetables, the public is urged to contact the bus companies directly.