Nation observes Earth Hour

Nation observes Earth Hour

Nation observes Earth Hour, shows solidarity with world



Taiwan Power Company (Taip-ower) headquarters and the Taipei 101 skyscraper joined communities around the globe in observing Earth Hour by turning off their lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

The annual global event is usually held toward the end of March, encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to show their concern for climate change and commitment ment to the sustainable future of the planet.

The state-owned Taipower said the collective observance of Earth Hour in Taiwan in 2015 saved 70,000 kilowatt hours, amounting to the equivalent of 36 metric of CO2.

Nu Skin Taiwan said the American company will not only turn off its lights for one hour that day, but will also do it for 30 consecutive days beginning on Saturday.

Canon Inc. Taiwan said the Tokyo-based company planned to join the cause and called for its tens of thousands of employees in Asia to turn off their lights for one hour that day.

Many hotels in Taiwan, including Le Meridien Taipei Hotel, Humble House Taipei, Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel, Grand Hyatt Taipei Hotel and W Taipei Hotel, have announced that they will take part in Earth Hour for a sustainable future.