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Coimbatore – finalist in Earth Hour City Challenge 2014

The World Wildlife Fund has selected Coimbatore as one of the finalist cities in the Earth Hour City Challenge 2014, said Commissioner G. Latha at the recently held urgent council meeting.

The challenge for civic bodies across the globe was to take innovative action towards greener, cleaner and more sustainable cities, while inspiring other cities to do the same.

A WWF release said that among the 163 cities from 14 countries that participated in the challenge this year, 33 have qualified for the finals. Aside from Coimbatore, Kochi and Hyderabad had also made it to the finals, following a thorough assessment by international jury.

The city would compete with other cities in a public campaign for the ‘We Love Cities’ award that would be presented in Vancouver, Canada, Ms. Latha said.For Coimbatore to win the challenge, the city’s residents should log on to www.welovecities.org and vote for Coimbatore, the Commissioner said and appealed to the city’s residents to do so.


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