The tenth campaign “Earth Hour” was a record number of participating countries

The tenth campaign “Earth Hour” was a record number of participating countries

MOSCOW, 25 Mar — RIA Novosti. The action “Earth Hour-2017”, which at the international level is held for the tenth time, became the most massive in history — joined by more than 184 countries in the world, six more than in 2016, according to the world wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia.

During the campaign, WWF encourages to turn off the lights for one hour as a sign of indifference to the future of the planet. “Earth hour” is a symbolic action, whose purpose is not to save electricity, and in drawing attention to environmental issues. The theme of “Earth Hour-2017” — a responsible attitude to nature, and the main slogan was “Change yourself, not the planet.” In Russia the event is held in the framework of the Year of ecology.

“Earth hour” in 2017 became the most massive in history joined more than 184 countries, which is 6 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.

Check out Iran”s amazing #EarthHour! Keep your stories coming in and tell us what you’re doing to #ChangeClimateChange!

— Earth Hour (@earthhour) on 25 March 2017

The first “Earth Hour” has met residents of the island nation of Samoa and will progress around the planet in the cook Islands in the Pacific ocean. This year “Earth Hour” has gone dark such famous sights as big Ben and the Palace of Westminster, the Eiffel tower, the Colosseum, Egyptian pyramids, the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, the Acropolis, the Sydney Opera house, the Empire state building in new York and others.

Russia was off the illumination of the most famous monuments and numerous government buildings, including the Moscow Kremlin in the capital, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Krasnodar, the bridge across the Zolotoy Rog Bay in Vladivostok and others. In different cities of rallies, Cycling, concerts and other festive events.

Lotus Temple in India before and during #EarthHour. Let’s all do our part for the planet! (Photo © WWF-India)

— Earth Hour (@earthhour) on 25 March 2017

In Moscow was turned off the backlight, more than 1.7 thousands of buildings, including the Moscow Kremlin, “Stalin” skyscrapers, Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Luzhniki, the Bolshoi theatre, the state Duma and the Federation Council, most of the buildings on the Garden ring, New Arbat, Tverskaya street. Media group “Russia today” has joined the international ecological action “Earth Hour”, put out on Zubovsky Boulevard is a famous symbol of the Agency — the globe and the inscription “Russia today”.

Check out these amazing #EarthHour highlights from Fiji, South Korea, Australia,
Philippines, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan! ❤ app?

— Earth Hour (@earthhour) on 25 March 2017

“Red square was a festive flash mob where participants put led candles stock symbol — “60+”, which means 60 minutes, “WWF” and “Year of ecology”. In the event, which began with the Kremlin embankment and ended on Tverskaya square, was attended by about 500 cyclists. At the Moscow government building was installed a switch, which symbolically turned off and the light turned on throughout the city,” — said in the WWF.

“Earth hour” — the massive international environmental campaign, during which the WWF calls off the lights for one hour as a sign of indifference to the future of the planet. The official website — “Earth hour” organized by WWF-Russia with support of presidential Administration of Russia, Ministry of natural resources and ecology of Russia and the Department of natural resources and environmental protection of Moscow.