EARTH HOUR 2017 OBSERVED IN QATAR

Doha, – ‘Friends of Nature’ Program, and the ‘A Flower Each Spring’ program in cooperation with Ezdan Shopping Mall today celebrated the Earth Hour by switching off unnecessary lights in and outside the mall for one hour from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time.

In remarks to (QNA), Chairman of Friends of Nature’ Program Dr. Saif Al Hajari noted the importance of celebrating this global occasion to affirm and raise awareness of environmental threats, especially the threats of climate change, global warming, greenhouse gases and other environmental challenges facing the planet.

In this context, Al Hajari called on everyone to make the needed efforts to address the environmental threats facing humanity and to preserve the planet on which all people live, thus providing a safe environment free of all pollutants and risks for present and future generations.

The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) also joined Qatari society and the world in celebrating the Earth Hour by switching off the lights in the PHCC head quarters and the outside lights of the health centers for one hour between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm today.

PHCC stressed that the Earth Hour is an important global initiative through which countries and institutions contribute to the provision of energy and the protection of natural resources by reducing the amount of carbon emissions that threaten the environment and living organisms. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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