SOUTH AFRICA SAVED 410 MW OF ELECTRICITY IN OBSERVANCE OF EARTH HIOUR THIS YEAR

JOHANNESBURG– South Africa saved a total OF 410 MEGAWATTS (MW) of electricity during Earth Hour at the weekend, says national power utility Eskom.

Earth Hour is an annual global event, initiated in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, to encourage people to switch off their lights and unused appliances for an hour as a symbolic demonstration of their commitment to action against climate change.

Marked each year on the last Saturday of March, South Africans joined people from around the globe between 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm in going off the grid at the weekend.

They used their collective voice to inspire, motivate and lead the charge on their hopes, dreams and concerns about the planet.

The power utility said here Monday it encouraged South Africans to make energy efficiency part of their lifestyles.

Eskom encourages people to take action beyond this one hour and to make energy efficiency and environmental conservation part of their daily lifestyles, it said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK