Lagoa switches off for Earth Hour

Lagoa will be celebrating ‘Earth Hour’, the international initiative designed to promote awareness about climate change, by switching lights off in public areas for an hour on Saturday, March 25.

The council is encouraging home owners and businesses to come on board by joining the effort between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

“Everyone should contribute to preserve and protect the environment,” it said in a statement.

The ‘Earth Hour’ movement was created by the World Wild Fund for Nature and held for the first time in 2007 in Sydney, Australia.

It has since expanded to 178 countries and 9,000 cities and towns.

Last year, 110 boroughs in Portugal took part.