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Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) in collaboration with Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) is gearing up to mark Earth Hour, through a variety of activities that will be held at Al Majaz Waterfront on Saturday, March 19.
Themed “This Earth Hour, Shine a Light on Climate Action”, the event is part of the intergovernmental coordination efforts in the emirate of Sharjah and in line with the corporate social responsibility commitment.
The activities will begin at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and will include an awareness exhibition about Earth Hour, a themed wall graphic, selfies, educational workshops, audience competitions, entertaining clowns, glowing T-shirts and other giveaways and educational brochures.
The event aims to promote the partnership work between local government’s entities, reinforce the sense of social responsibility to preserve the environment and rationalise the energy consumption and mainstream the principles of sustainable development among various social sectors.
Hana Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority, said, “Earth Hour is a global campaign in which governments and private sector contribute to save power and protect the natural resources by
reducing the carbon footprint and
emissions that threaten our environment in any way.”

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