“Earth hour” has set a record for the number of participating countries

Environmental campaign of the world wildlife Fund (WWF) “earth Hour” is the largest in the history of the project. On Saturday, March 25, RIA Novosti reported with reference to WWF.

“”Earth hour” in 2017 became the most massive in history joined more than 184 countries in the world, six more than in 2016. In Russia the event was attended by a record 150 cities in the country is 1.5 times more than in 2016,” — said in the message.

Ecological action “Earth Hour” was held for the 11th time, the first time it was held in 2007 in Australia. Since then, every year on the last Saturday of March from 20:30 to 21:30 the participants for 60 minutes turn off lights and appliances.

In Russia at this time, we removed the backlight of the most famous monuments and several government and public buildings, among them the Moscow Kremlin, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Luzhniki, the Bolshoi theatre, the building of the state Duma and the Federation Council, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Krasnodar and others.

The organizers explained that the purpose of the campaign is not to save energy, and to draw attention to environmental issues. This year WWF urges to think about the responsible attitude of man to nature and the consequences of his her influence, therefore, the slogan chosen was “Change yourself, not the planet.”