Mexico to participate in Earth Hour

http://www.capitalquintanaroo.com.mx/especiales/la-hora-del-planeta-en-mexico/

Cancun, Q.R. — This year’s Earth Hour will see the lights out in various states around the country, including Quintana Roo.

Saturday March 25 marks the 10th year of Earth Hour, a worldwide movement with the goal of raising awareness of the threats of climate change.

Around the globe, more than 90 percent of consumed energy is derived from fossil fuels, resulting in the emission of pollutants.

In nearly every corner of the world, Earth Hour sees monuments and main buildings of the most important cities extinguish their lights. This year in Mexico, several states will be taking part including Mexico City, Veracruz, Zacatecas, Quintana Roo, Oaxaca, Campeche, Sonora, Coahuila, Queretaro and Puebla.

The ‘blackout’ will be held for one hour from 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. In Mexico City the Monument to the Revolution , Palace of Fine Arts, Diana Cazadora and Torre Mayor, among other buildings and monuments, will be extinguished.

Globally, 170 countries will participate. The initiative is supported by the Sustainable Cities organization of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF ).