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T&T to join in marking Earth Hour tonight

 Today the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources joins the world in celebrating Earth Hour 2014. 

Earth Hour is a global environmental movement initiated in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 to raise awareness of critical environmental issues. 

The objective of Earth Hour is three-fold:

• To bring people together through a symbolic hour-long event. 

• To galvanise people into taking action beyond the hour. 

• To create an interconnected global community sharing the mutual goal of creating a sustainable future for the planet.

Over the years, this campaign has evolved, engaging massive mainstream communities on a broad range of environmental and sustainability issues. 

Trinidad and Tobago has since joined this global campaign venture from 2009 in support of its global initiative to solve environmental issues. 

The ministry  is urging all citizens to turn off lights for one hour (8.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m. local time) as a commitment towards creating a better future for the planet. 

This little gesture reaffirms Trinidad and Tobago’s efforts to conserve and protect the environment, a media release from the ministry said yesterday. 

The Ministry of the Environment and Water has provided energy saving lamps for the Hilton Trinidad and Conference Centre’s “Earth Hour” Celebrations 2014 today.  

These lamps will be donated to families who do not have an electrical supply.

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