Turning Off Lighting Shows Commitment Looking After The Planet - Activist

Last update: 27/03/2015

KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 (Bernama) -- Turning off all non-essential lighting in conjunction with the Earth Hour, tomorrow, is a symbolic way to show commitment to the general welfare of the planet, according to a green activist.

In a statement, Datuk Seri Ang Lai Soon said such an action would also ensure that the world that would be handed over to future generations was less ravaged by activities undertaken in current time.

"This is what the Earth Hour is all about - showing our leaders in politics, commerce, business, religion and our seats of learning that we do care about our living planet and the environment," said Ang who is the founder and commissioner of the St John Ambulance Sarawak.

The Earth Hour started off as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007.

It is now held worldwide encouraging individuals, communities and businesses to turn-off non-essential lights for an hour, from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm on the last Saturday in March, as a symbol of commitment to the betterment of the planet.