Brunei to mark Earth Hour on March 28

Brunei to mark Earth Hour on March 28

Brunei will be marking Earth Hour once again this year on March 28 with a focus on climate change and reducing energy consumption.

"In Brunei Darussalam, reducing energy consumption is a priority to empower communities to turn climate change around. We have been celebrating Earth Hour since 2010 and this year we wanted to use the energy it generates to mobilise people to play a part in changing the climate story for their country and our planet," said Mohd Rimey Hj Osman, country manager of Earth Hour in Brunei.

Part of the government's plans for a sustainable future is to reduce energy consumption by 63 per cent.

The world's most famous landmarks will once again go dark during Earth Hour, and supporters worldwide will also use Earth Hour to promote climate change solutions.

Last year, lights at Bruneian landmarks, such as the Yayasan Sultan Hj Hassanal Bolkiah Complex and Prime Minister's Office building, were turned off in solidarity with the movement.

A "glow run" was also organised in conjunction with the event.

"WWF's Earth Hour takes on its biggest challenge ever this year by strengthening focus on the globe's most stubborn environmental challenge - climate change.

As the opportunity for action on climate change peaks in 2015, the world's largest grassroots movement will raise its voice to change climate change," said the organising committee in a statement.

The ninth edition of Earth Hour rolls across the globe at 8:30 pm local time on Saturday, March 28, 2015, only months before a new global climate deal is expected to be sealed.

When Earth Hour does arrive, it will range across six continents and the world's twenty-four time zones to unify a global community bound by individual actions on climate.

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