Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world to commemorate Earth Hour today, a worldwide environmental movement set aside to spread the message on why nature matters and inspiring global action on conserving it.

The 2019 Earth Hour saw school children join hands with environmentalists and residents of Highfield in a walkathon to spread the word of sustainable environmental conservation.

The students said the commemorations will help remind people about the importance of reducing dangers associated with green house emissions.

Earth Hour is a significant opportunity to secure commitment for preservation of nature, said Dr Enos Shumba, World Wide Fund for Nature country director, while environmentalists stressed on the need to instilled the sense of conservation to the younger generation.

Earth Hour is a day commemorated on the last Saturday of every March to enhance understanding, appreciation and the role played by the environment.