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Earth Hour Event to Take Place March 28

The 2015 Earth Hour Lights-off event will take place on Saturday, March 28. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites residents to switch off non-necessary lights between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM to help fight global warming.
The main stage for the 2015 Earth Hour event in Taipei is located at the City Hall East Entrance Plaza. The agency invites the public to take public transportation to the venue and attend the “Lights OFF!! Green UP!!” event.
Earth Hour is an annual event designed to raise public awareness on global warming by encouraging participants to turn off lights and avoid unnecessary electricity consumption for one hour. Organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the event takes place on the last Saturday of March between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM local time.
The eco-awareness event first took place in 2007. Taipei City Government first participated in the Earth Hour movement in 2011. The 1-hour lights-off period in 2014 alone helped to reduce 56 KWH of electricity consumption and 29.8 tons of carbon emission nationwide.
In addition to city hall and a number of affiliated facilities, landmark buildings across Taipei such as Taipei 101, CKS Memorial Hall, Taipei Arena, Shin Kong Mitsukoshi, ATT 4 Fun, Hankyu Department Store, Cathay Financial Holdings, CPC, W Hotel, Grand Hyatt, Farglory, CTBC Bank, and CitiBank Taiwan will also join the lights-out event during this period.