Monday, 28 March 2011 15:00 Post Staff
TWO of Cambodia’s most famous actors joined forces on Saturday to celebrate Earth Hour by switching off the lights for an hour to raise awareness of taking action for the planet.
Tep Rindaro, who began his film career in the 1980s, urged his fellow Cambodians to help make a difference by taking actions to save power in everyday life.
The businessman and legendary actor joined Yuthara Chhany, one of the most famous faces in Cambodia’s film industry and vice-president of Cambodian Artists’ Association, as Earth Hour Ambassador.
Groups across the world celebrated Earth Hour by switching off their lights for one hour at 8.30pm in their local time zones.
About 60 businesses and restaurants in Phnom Penh joined the efforts, including several international hotels and riverside eateries.
“As individuals, we can do our own little part to reduce the amount of CO2 released into the atmosphere and take action on climate change for 365 days,” said Yuthara Chhany.
Earth Hour is the world’s largest environmental movement which encourages individuals to make a small change for a positive impact, and is supported by WWF in Cambodia.