Burj Khalifa to lead the way during Earth Hour

25/03/2010 - Dubai Lifestyle News
Burj Khalifa to lead the way during Earth Hour

Posted by Bob Brunskill

Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower and a stunning Dubai landmark, will lead the way during an upcoming climate change campaign.

As part of Earth Hour – a global initiative designed to raise awareness about environmental protection – Burj Khalifa will turn off all its external lights between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on March 27th, the Khaleej Times reported.

The 828-metre tower will be joined by other notable landmarks across the globe including the three tallest towers in the world after Burj Khalifa - the CN Tower, Taipei 101 and Willis Tower.

Earth Hour's organisers said that Burj Khalifa is the epitome of global cooperation and unwavering determination, making it a perfect reflection of the campaign's ideals.

Executive director Andy Ridley added that this year's campaign would see a record number of participants.

"Earth Hour demonstrates the determination of the world's citizens for a better and healthier world. It is an opportunity for the global community to speak in one voice on the issue of climate change," he said.

During a recent press conference, Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone announced that it will seek to protect the surrounding desert environment in the UAE as part of a new campaign, Free Spirit, the trade zone's newsletter reported.
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