With millions of people around the globe marking the date in over 7,000 cities, Tbilisi will become part of a worldwide network demanding action for combating climate change.

Organised globally by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Hour was originally designed to encourage individuals and organisations to “turn off their non-essential lights for one hour” to preserve energy.

Marking its 10th anniversary, the Tbilisi edition of the global date have chosen to focus on climate change – the theme of the 2017 Earth Hour. It will be supported by local and regional non-governmental organisations working on environmental matters.

Georgia’s capital of Tbilisi will join the largest annual environmental movement in the world with shows at the city’s Dedaena Park on Saturday to mark the Earth Hour event.

Hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, the local event will involve an hour-long program of entertainment and environmental messages.

Participants will be part of an evenings dance and drum shows, having their faces painted in a glowing paint visible at nighttime.

Over the years, Earth Hour participants have helped make some pretty amazing things happen. From changing laws to funding solar-powered homes, together, we’ve made a real, positive impact on our planet”, said organisers of the event on its website.

Launched in Sydney, Australia in 2007, the movement later expanded to thousands of cities and will celebrate its anniversary edition this Saturday.

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