Hong Kong goes dark for Earth Hour [GALLERY]

WWF Hong Kong Earth Hour 2014

Date: 29 March

Venue: Hong Kong

The sixth Hong Kong Earth Hour 2014 took place last Saturday at 8:30pm with more than 3,900 companies and buildings, all universities and over 320 primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong switched off their lights and made pledges of support for the event.

Guests like Christine Loh, JP, under secretary for the environment, HKSAR; Shun Chi-ming, director of the Hong Kong Observatory; Rebecca Lee Lok-sze, founder of the Polar Museum Foundation; Earth Hour 2014 ambassadors Miriam Yeung and Ms Kay Tse; and One Earth Mission ambassador Ms Kandy Wong have gathered at Victoria Harbour to witness the "light out" moment.

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Trevor Yang, chairman of the Executive Council of WWF-Hong Kong, said: “There are always unsustainable facets of our lifestyles that we can give up to create a better future. Whether we give up using too much electricity or give up buying too many clothes, whatever we give up will help reduce our consumption of the Earth’s resources.”

Chen Xiaoping, director of lead sponsor Everbright International Environmental Protection Charitable Foundation, added: “the spirit of Earth Hour is not only about switching off your lights for one hour, it’s about educating the public and encouraging everyone to make some changes for a sustainable future.”