On Saturday evening, the City of Lights will observe Earth Hour by darkening the lights of the Eiffel Tower.
While the Eiffel Tower will only go dark for five minutes due to security reasons, over 200 other buildings in Paris will observe Earth Hour between 8:30 – 9:30 p.m which marks the ninth annual event. The purpose of Earth Hour is to raise global awareness about climate changes.
To add festivity to the occasion, Parisians are encouraged to dance on a special surface installed at the foot of the Eiffel Tower which will restore the monument’s lights.
Earth Hour trails on the gathering of 30 European city leaders on Thursday that gathered in Paris to declare their commitment to clean policies in the battle against climate change.
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