Lights out in Monaco for Earth Hour this Saturday

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All around the world, millions of people will be switching off their power for a single hour this coming Saturday as part of the Earth Hour movement. Here’s how Monaco will be marking the international event. 

From 8.30pm until 9.30pm on Saturday 23rd March, the lights that illuminate the famous buildings of Monaco’s Place du Casino will be turned off.  

From the Casino de Monte-Carlo to the Hôtel de Paris and the Café de Paris, as well as the Hôtel Hermitage for the first time, all will be plunged into darkness as Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer’s establishments add their names to the list of places backing the Earth Hour 2024. 

This will be the 11th year in a row that the Principality’s flagship square has taken part in the movement, which was launched back in 2007.

Those behind Earth Hour encourage private citizens, governments and companies the world over to “give an hour for Earth” by switching off power sources for a full hour. 

“Earth Hour invites you to switch off and spend 60 minutes doing something – anything – positive for our planet,” reads the official website, which can be found here. “Just 60 minutes? Yes, just one hour. It may not seem like much, but the magic happens when you, and those like you in Asia and Africa, North and South America, Oceania and Europe – supporters in over 190 countries and territories – all give an hour for our one home, creating the Biggest Hour for Earth.” 

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