Romanian citizens and institutions are expected to join the seven edition of “Earth Hour” world event on March 28. Romania celebrates Earth Hour since 2009.
According to WWF-Romania, over 7,000 cities from 162 countries will turn off the lights on March 28, at 20:30 local hour in a raising awareness attempt to protect the nature.
The environment ONG informed that over the past six editions so far over 40 Romanian cities rallied to “Earth Hour” and hundreds of thousands of Romanians have turned off the light for an hour in the last Saturday of March.
Symbolical buildings, castles, monuments, private and public institutions are turning off the light and host thematic events. By far the largest energy consumer in Romania, the Parliament Palace is turning off the lights each year. Statistics show that the biggest civil building in the world is consuming in an hour as a town with 20,000 inhabitants.
So far starting 2012, WWF-Romania has awarded three cities in Romania (Bistrita-Nasaud, Timisoara and Satu Mare) with the “Capital Earth Hour Romania” distinction.
This year, the WWF-Romania’s message for the “Earth Hour” community in Romania is “Give nature from your energy”. Local authorities are encouraged to organize environment actions during the entire month of March, which should end with an ample cross race on March 28.