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EARTH HOUR Hour Blue launched last Saturday

Money raised at candle-light dinner for Mali islanders. WATI TALEBULA SUVA Earth Hour was commemorated throughout the world on Saturday night, where all non-essential lights were switched off for an
31 Mar 2014 12:21

Money raised at candle-light dinner for Mali islanders.
WATI TALEBULA
SUVA
Earth Hour was commemorated throughout the world on Saturday night, where all non-essential lights were switched off for an hour.
Earth Hour is marked in more than 150 countries to raise money for local environmental projects.
The President of Fiji, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau said the launch of Hour Blue was to raise funds for communities on the front line of change.
“The switch on for Mali as a project for Earth Hour Blue, grants these villages access to solar power – a renewable, clean source of energy,” he said.
“While allowing villagers access to the basic necessity of lighting, they are also given a good start to encourage environmental sustainable energy habits.”
A candle-light dinner was also organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature at the Novotel Suva Lami Bay to raise funds for the project.
WWF representative, Kesaia Tabunakawai says this year’s funds will provide solar tanks and solar- powered electricity for three villages in Mali district.
“The dinner is for the people of Mali. Funds raised will improve their ability to look after their iqoliqoli for the benefit of the people,” she said.
Lights went off in homes in Fiji from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.
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