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Jakarta Post

More Indonesian cities to participate in Earth Hour

  • Eny Wulandari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 27 2010   /  11:07 am

Hundreds of buildings across the capital and a number of landmarks in other cities will have their electricity switched off for one hour today as part of the global Earth Hour initiative.More than 200 state and private offices in the city will turn off their lights from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m, Fitrian Ardiansyah, director for climate and energy programs of the Indonesia chapter of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said Friday.The lights of five city landmarks — the Hotel of Indonesia traffic circle, the National Monument, City Hall, Pemuda and Arjunawiwaha statues in Central Jakarta — will be switched off to mark the city’s commitment to the campaign, the second time it has taken part.Apart from buildings in the downtown area, Fitrian said, this year’s campaign would reach out
to residents living in Pondok Indah and Cilandak, South Jakarta and neighboring Depok city of West...