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Many people around the country will be turning off electrical appliances and "going grey" for Earth Hour tomorrow night (March 31).

The official hour begins at 20:30, however many neighbourhood, town and state events will be held throughout the day to celebrate energy efficiency and raise awareness of sustainability - how it affects electricity prices and also the world around us.

The World Wildlife Fund initiative was created to help consumers consider how the choices they make - especially fuel and energy related ones - can affect the planet and all who share it with us.

Businesses can also join with residential customers to help the cause - many have already set strategies in place for how they will contribute to Earth Hour and continue with sustainable practises afterward.

The Accommodation Association of Australia (AAA) will be getting amongst it, with many top hotels participating by "going grey".

"During Earth Hour, accommodation properties throughout Australia will be switching off non-essential external and interior feature lighting and appliances in unoccupied rooms," AAA chief executive Richard Munro said today (March 30).

"Guests staying at hotels will also be encouraged to turn off room lights and electrical appliances for one hour in the interests of energy conservation," he added.

Posted by Charlie Moore