Earth Hour honours partners, participants [News]
By Zara Zhuang, TODAY, 14 May 2013.
Recycling plastic bottles in exchange for green products, organising weekly vegetarian-food day for schoolchildren, proposing the “I Will If You Will” Challenge Week to promote recycling, and holding photo collage competitions were some of the initiatives that won this year’s Earth Hour Awards.
During the awards and appreciation ceremony held today, the award winners were applauded for their creativity and the impact of their initiatives on sustainability.
This year’s Earth Hour saw 5,000 members of the public taking part — a 12.5 per cent increase from last year’s event — and nearly 350 organisations and landmarks participated by switching off their lights for the hour. Participants also contributed energy to the sustainability effort by dancing for two hours on an installation of 40 Pavegen tiles, which converted their kinetic energy into electricity to power an outdoor movie screening.
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