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Earth Hour: turn off the light and bring the nature to life

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Today, March 30, #Connect2Earth and celebrate the hour of the planet. Discover how you can contribute to this cause

Earth Hour: turn off the light and bring the nature to life

WWF is responsible for organizing Earth Hour annually since 2007. The event, which has been growing over the years, seeks to make humanity reflect on climate change. In this issue number 13 millions of people in 174 countries are expected to turn off the lights of their homes from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., according to the local time of each region.

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As in the last editions, the idea is that iconic buildings, homes, offices, shopping centers, among others, turn off their lights and be part of one of the most significant environmental events worldwide.

Some of the emblematic buildings that will join the Earth Hour are:

  • Shanghai Tower
  • Victoria Harbor of Hong Kong
  • Burj Khalifa Tower of Dubai
  • The Red square of Moscow
  • Acropolis of Athens
  • Eiffel Tower of Paris
  • Egyptian pyramids
  • St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • Big Ben of London
  • Corcovado of Rio
  • UN Headquarters in New York
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One year after the implementation of the Paris Agreements begins, the NGO WWF also seeks that citizens are agents of change who ask their governments to establish clear measures that reduce activities that increase climate change.

In statements collected by AFP, the president of WWF-Australia, Dermot O'Gorman, said that "Earth Hour is still the largest grassroots movement in the world for people to take action against climate change."

If you want to join, do not forget to turn off the lights where you are for an hour. You can follow the development of the event with the hashtag #Connect2Earth

 

LatinAmerican Post | Marcela Peñaloza

Translated from "La Hora del Planeta: apaga la luz y dale vida a la naturaleza"

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