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Earth Hour takes place Saturday night

Posted at 7:15 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 17:35:52-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Earth Hour is an annual tradition when people switch off their lights to spread awareness about sustainability and climate change.

Earth Hour was started by the World Wildlife Fund and takes place on March 28, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time.

"This year, we are facing Earth Hour in exceptional circumstances with countries around the world experiencing a health crisis with the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). We recognize the exceptional challenge that the world is facing and we thank you for your support as we try to realign our Earth Hour work appropriately. In light of the latest developments, the Earth Hour global organizing team is recommending all individuals to take part in Earth Hour digitally this year," a statement from Earth Hour's website reads.

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Exterior lights of Las Vegas casinos including The Venetian and The Palazzo towers will be turned off Saturday night in support of Earth Hour.

We're turning off the lights from 8:30-9:30pm tonight in honor of Earth Hour. But in tribute to our first responders, our LOVE is still burning brightly. pic.twitter.com/b9sZ3KWtPl

— The Venetian Resort Las Vegas (@VenetianVegas) March 29, 2020

Learn ways to stay sustainable and leave less of a mark on the Earth at EarthHour.org.