WWF says Spanish cities, towns, corporations and organizations ready for Earth Hour 2016 on Saturday

Lights out on the Alhambra in Granada during Earth Hour 2015. Photo: EFE via La Vanguardia
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• Hour-long ‘lights out’ for climate change Saturday from 8:30-9:30 pm •

More than 300 Spanish cities and towns are joining 120 of the country’s largest companies and more than 230 organizations across Spain to participate in Earth Hour 2016 on Saturday night in a symbolic gesture to raise awareness over the impact of climate change worldwide.

Organized every year since 2006 by the global environmental organization, Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), the 10th anniversay Earth Hour 2016 will be marked in Spain on Saturday from 8:30-9:30 pm, with lights being switched off in public and private buildings across the country as both a reminder of the need for responsible conservation of energy and of the potential catastrophic effects of fossil-fuel consumption and its impact on the environment and planetary climate change.

According to the WWF, the Spanish regions with greatest pledged participation from public and private entities this year will be Catalonia, followed by Andalucía and the Valencian Community, while Spaniards can expect to see the lights out Saturday night on some of the country’s most-recognized landmarks, including: the Alhambra and the Generalife in Granada, the Palacio Real in Madrid, the Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca, the Basilica of San Isidro in León and the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.

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