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BOTSWANA TO OBSERVE EARTH HOUR

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Botswana will on the 26th of March from 8:30-930pm join the rest of the world to take action against the dangerous climate change by switching off power for one hour for ‘earth hour’.

Earth Hour is a global WWF (formerly known as World Wildlife Fund) climate change initiative. The event calls for everyone to stand up, to take responsibility, to get involved and lead the way towards a sustainable future. The event started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change.

In Botswana, it is expected that 750 000 people which includes among others, businesses schools and government offices will switch off power for one hour on the 26th of March from 8:30-9:30 pm and even go beyond the hour. The organizers of Earth Hour in Botswana, Wena Environmental Education and News Trust will hold a big earth hour event in Gaborone at Gaborone Senior Secondary School on the 26th of March and it will commence at 5pm to 9:30pm. The earth hour commemoration in Gaborone will include clean development technologies exhibition from 5 o’clock to 7pm followed by serving of braai and drinks for free, entertainment as well as issuing of candles that will be lit during the switch off. Celebrities from Botswana will attend the event. Members of the public are therefore invited to attend this event where admission will be free.