This is when Earth Hour begins in Oman today

Oman Saturday 30/March/2019 11:57 AM
By: Times News Service
This is when Earth Hour begins in Oman today

Muscat: The Environmental Society of Oman has asked residents and citizens in the country to switch off their electric appliances at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, to join them in celebrating Earth Hour.

"We’d like to invite you, your family and friends to join us and millions more people around the world in celebrating Earth Hour on March 30th by switching off your lights for one hour from 8:30 p.m.," said the ESO. "It’s a small gesture but we hope it will encourage us all to think and care more deeply about this wonderful planet of ours and how precious it is to us all.

"Oman has a unique natural diversity, from our mountains and valleys to our beautiful coastline, and we really need to do whatever we can to preserve and nurture it," added the spokesperson.

"One of the greatest threats to marine diversity is the alarming volume of plastic that clogs and stifles life in it. So let’s make that symbolic one-hour switch off on March 30th the start of a process in which we become a whole lot kinder to our oceans."