This evening many cities around the world turn off the lights from 8.30-9.30 p.m.. This global event should draw attention to conservation and sustainability. But not only famous sights like the Eiffel Tower, the Kreml and the London Bridge stay dark. Also private households are addressed by the “Earth Hour”. Everybody can participate and thereby contribute to this great event.
The initiative was created by the WWF and started in Sydney eleven years ago. Last year more than 7000 cities participated. Of course, it is not enough to turn off the lights once a year, but it is a great way to raise attention and to motivate people to live a more sustainable life. Maybe you will turn off your lights this evening?
If you are interested there are many events and live-streams from all over the world.