Cape Town commits to Earth Hour 2010

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems – 11 March 2010

On 27 March iconic buildings and landmarks in cities and towns around the world will go dark for WWF’s Earth Hour. The City of Cape Town is one of more than 1,100 cities and towns across the world who have already committed their support for Earth Hour.

Table Mountain at night. Photo by SteveG

As part of the city’s participation in this global event Table Mountain will go dark for Earth Hour, a symbolic act calling on leaders from around the world to respond decisively to the dangers of climate change.

“We cannot escape the fact that the planet is warming rapidly due to human activity.” said Mayor Dan Plato.

“If we fail to respond to the impending threat, this generation will start facing the disastrous consequences of uncontrolled climate change. If we act swiftly a climate crisis can be averted.”

In addition to the mountain going dark, the mayor’s office has requested that all municipal buildings be a part of the switch-off event on 27 March.

WWF is calling all cities and towns across the country to commit to supporting Earth Hour and to pledge to reduce their own carbon footprint by visiting

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