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Oman to ‘switch off’ to mark Earth Hour 2018

For the 8th consecutive year, Oman will join 130 countries to celebrate Earth Hour 2018 by switching off nonessential lights for an hour on March 24.



Program Director Suad Al Harthi said on Monday that the Royal Opera House Muscat and Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque will turn off lights on Saturday, 24th March from 8::30-9:30 pm.

Environment Society of Oman (ESO) called upon companies to take part in this international initiative.

The global theme this year is #Connect2Earth which focuses on raising awareness about global biodiversity and its importance to ecosystems. In line with the global theme, this year’s event will focus on the Arabian Sea Humpback Whales and through a new collaboration with Xcape Muscat, will hold a scavenger hunt with environmental clues and information, at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Bousher.

The scavenger hunt held during the public event will challenge participants to solve riddles using clues and information about Humpback Whales, to find the hidden treasure. Other forms of entertainment will include; live music performances, coloring activities for children, food stalls, and finally concluding the night with an environmental documentary during lights out.

Starting as a symbolic lights out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, inspiring millions of people to take action for our planet and nature.

To take a pledge to join ESO’s initiative, visit http://omanearthhour.org/

The website includes tips on how to save the environment by changing our daily practices.