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Walk the Talk: Earth Hour 2015 Night Walk

by On Feb 10, 2015
Walk the Talk: Earth Hour 2015 Night Walk

By now, you've heard how Earth Hour works. Everyone—individuals, businesses, governments, communities—kill all the lights for an hour at night to take a stand against climate change. Instead of sitting around twiddling thumbs in the dark, let's walk the talk. Literally. Make this year's Earth Hour a meaningful one and join a Night Walk organised by WWF-Malaysia and Sunway Shopping Malls.

Happening on Saturday, 28 March 2015, the 1.8km walk will take place at Sunway Pyramid in Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. When Earth Hour begins at 8:30 p.m., participants of all ages will flag off near the Sunway Pyramid Lion Head.

But hang on, don't just turn up at 8:30 p.m.! There will be activities in the countdown to Earth Hour from 7:30 p.m., too.

You'll be saving on energy with the lights and appliances switched off at home, but once here, be prepared to break a little sweat as part of an energetic flash mob! Watch out for the video of “step style” dance steps released on WWF-Malaysia's website in March, and practise your moves so you can join in the fun. Accompanied by drummers and a mass of fellow flash mobbers, strut away in this energy-free activity to mark the start and end of Earth Hour! It's all in the name of conservation, we say.

Walk the Talk: Earth Hour 2015 Night Walk

(From left) Lavanya Rama Iyer, WWF-Malaysia Head of Policy and Climate Change, YB Tuan Chow Kon Yeow, Penang State Executive Councillor for Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation, Carl Ooi, 1st Avenue Mall A&P Manager and Yeap Chong Wei, WWF-Malaysia General Manager of Marketing at the media event announcing Earth Hour 2015 in Penang.

Earth Hour appeals to everyone to take account for our impact on the planet and make behavioural changes to facilitate a sustainable lifestyle. By switching off non-essential lights for Earth Hour, supporters would be acknowledging their commitment to do something more for the planet that goes beyond the hour.

"Conservation is the key in climate action,"

said Dato' Dr Dionysius Sharma, WWF-Malaysia Executive Director/CEO.

"We should protect and conserve nature and biodiversity as part of our developmental agenda at all levels: sub national, national and international. The sooner we transition into the Age of Sustainability, with conservation at the very heart, the better prepared we will be to face impacts of a changing climate."

Everyone is Invited!

Register for RM60 per person and you will receive a limited edition "Earth Hour 2015" T-shirt, available in two designs by Leo Burnett KL. Each Earth Hour Night Walk 2015 fun pack will also include a car sticker, an e-certificate of participation and a 10% pandashop.my voucher. All funds raised from the sale of walk packs will be channelled to WWF-Malaysia’s conservation efforts.

Register online on their event page.

Yuyi is pursuing her studies in communications and communities. Now she relishes in the blend of both entities: communicating ideas to this magazine's community. As the lead news writer, her passion lies in helping people find interesting and timely news through the writing she provides.

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