The Lights Are Turning Off For Nature. 150 countries will turn off their lights for 1 hour on 29 March to draw attention to climate change, over-exploitation of resources, deforestation, pollution and all other environmental problems.
Due to the environmental movement 'Earth Hour', which aims to draw attention to environmental problems, especially climate change, on March 29, between 20.30 and 21.30, the lights will be turned off for the world.
According to the statement made on the subject, the application, which was first launched in Australia in 2007 by the WWF (World Wide Fund), will be held simultaneously in more than 150 countries around the world.
2013 BILLION PEOPLE ATTENDED IN 2
With the application attended by 2013 billion people in 2, a discussion ground will be prepared for climate change, excessive consumption of resources, loss of natural areas and species, pollution, deforestation and all other environmental problems facing the world, and people will be invited to find solutions.
As part of the event, many iconic structures are among the symbols of cities such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome, the Empire State Building and Times Square in New York, Big Ben in London, the Kremlin Palace in Moscow, the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids. will turn off its lights for an hour.
TURKEY IS PARTICIPATING FOR THE 7TH TIME
According to the news of Milliyet, 22 governorships and municipalities and more than 400 institutions will participate in the campaign in Turkey, where the event will be held for the seventh time. “Are you ready to show your love for the world?” Garanti Bank, Coca-Cola and VIKO were the main sponsors of the campaign this year, which aims to bring people and institutions together with the slogan.
Uğur Bayar, Chairman of the Board of WWF Turkey, whose views were included in the statement, stated that the Earth Hour is an important tool in defining the steps to be taken for a sustainable future, and said:
“2 billion people around the world, regardless of religion, language, race or society, participate in this global event and want to put a stop to the bad course of our planet and become a part of the change. Gathering all environmentally conscious people under the same roof with the simple but meaningful act of turning off the lights, Earth Hour actually points to the key to the solution by calling on decision makers, institutions, municipalities, non-governmental organizations, the press and individuals to act at the same time.”
PLACES TO BLACK
WWF Turkey General Manager Tolga Bastak stated that more than 7 symbolic and iconic structures in 500 thousand cities will go dark for an hour due to the event, and said, “Bosphorus bridges, Hagia Sophia Museum, Beylerbeyi Palace, Beykoz Pavilion, Dolmabahçe Palace and Clock Tower from Turkey, It supports the campaign by turning off the lights of Galata Tower, Ihlamur Summer Palace, Küçüksu Summer Palace and Topkapı Palace. Earth Hour demonstrates that everyone has the power to initiate change for a future that is more in harmony with nature.”
Source : Gazeteport