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Earth Hour help for Mali

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Monday, March 31, 2014

FUNDS raised from the Earth Hour Candlelight Dinner held at the Novotel Suva Lami Bay on Saturday night would be directed to assisting people of Mali Island in Vanua Levu.

Speaking to more than 300 people, the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau said the island was one of many communities in Fiji at the forefront of climate change.

"Tonight we raise funds for the community on the frontline of climate change, tonight we launch Earth Hour Blue-Switch on to Mali," Ratu Epeli said.

Ratu Epeli said he was glad to be involved in Earth Hour.

"Do we realise that many villages in Fiji will have to be relocated because of sea creeps into their homes at high tide?

"Do we know that the breeding water sources and plantations in some communities have been compromised because of salt water inclusion?

"Now is the time to act, now is the time to join us all the way to contribute together to a resounding effect for the environment and that is the essence of Earth Hour," he said.


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