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Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging households ,  businesses and indeed whole countries to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change. The phenomenon first took place in Sydney in 2007 and has subsequently grown and spread……….Earth Hour calls on individuals, businesses, communities and governments to go beyond the hour by committing to a positive action for the planet and celebrating that commitment with the people of the world by switching off their lights for one designated hour.

Earth Hour creates history as the world’s largest ever voluntary action with people, businesses and governments in countries across every continent coming together to celebrate an unambiguous commitment to the planet.

Earth Hour’s iconic global ‘lights out’ event bring’s the world together in a global celebration of the one thing that unites us all – the planet. : via  https://www.facebook.com/ehpalestine/info

Gaza ,  although forced to be isolated through siege, is not separate , It is part of a wider Palestine, and it is part of the Global community and so….

This year, Gaza Strip , Palestine took part, as part of  “Earth hour , Palestine”.

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The Gaza strip is not somewhere with the luxury of constant electricity, with power to homes rationed , sometimes up to 12 hours a day. The lack of electricity in Gaza adds hardship to an already hard life, families struggle to cope with day to day tasks that many of us take for granted.  Gaza has “Earth hour” for many hours each day.

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Pictures of Gaza in darkness by Jeff Bright

But, Gaza strip does have the luxury of having people of conscience, people with  hope for their future, their planet and so therefore , Gaza switched off…………..

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Pictures of Earth hour by “Earth hour media team

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