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KENYATTA UNIVERSITY KUNEC MEMBERS JOINS THE REST OF THE WORLD TO MARK THE WORLD EARTH HOUR

The Earth Hour is a global event that is held yearly to switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action. On Saturday, 25 March 2017, WWF’s Earth Hour rolled across the world once again. From New York to New Zealand, Paris to Paraguay millions of people came together to shine a light on climate action. An unprecedented 187 countries and territories took part, over 3,000 landmarks switched off their lights and millions of individuals, businesses and organizations across seven continents stepped forward to change climate change, 350 ambassadors and influences joined the movement.  Around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action. This year Earth Hour is at 8:30pm on 25 March 2017.Earth Hour belongs to you. Each year, millions of you come together to make Earth Hour happen. Coordinated by WWF and other volunteer organizations, together we're shining a light on the need for action on climate change. Earth Hour is more than an event. It is a movement. Over the last 10 years, we have achieved massive environmental impact. Together with your support, we're helping change laws, lives and our planet! How great is that? This year, WWF-Kenya hosted the event in Nairobi's city Centre for the very first time. The event started during the day and continued till night. During the day, stakeholders were requested to exhibit their work and in the evening individuals were invited to a candle lit cocktail and Kenyatta University School of Environment al Club (KUNEC) members were present and marked the event together with other participants globally. WWF-Kenya requested the Nairobi County Government to switch off lights in a major street in the city. Corporates took part in the event and switched out the digital lights in their buildings. They encouraged their online followers to participate in the digital lights out. WWF-Kenya l also ran an art and essay competition on climate change for children (14 years old). The contest took place across 5 Counties and the winners awarded during the EH Candle light cocktail event.

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KUNEC members arrive at the Karen Hub to join the rest of the world in marking the Earth Hour.

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Earth Hour belongs to you. This was the message this Kenyatta University students (KUNEC) members seems to be passing on stage as they danced their way to mark the event at Karen Hub in Nairobi

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After the event the students thanked the organizers of the event by World wide Fund for Nature (WWF) for giving them the opportunity to be part of celebrations and joining the rest of participants globally. They thanked the University for giving them the opportunity to grace the event.
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Last Updated on Friday, 15 February 2019 13:26

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