Earth Hour 2021: The lights are off: New Zealand heralds Earth Hour 2021

Tonight at 8:30 pm in Germany, the lights will go out for one hour as part of the Earth Hour 2021 campaign. New Zealand has its start.

In the Asia-Pacific region, many people and cities kicked off Earth Hour 2021 on Saturday evening at 8:30 PM (local time). In New Zealand, one of the first countries to go out for an hour, the WWF Nature Foundation has asked residents to participate widely. Among other things, darkness covered the Sky Tower in Auckland and the Parliament House in the capital, Wellington.

Earth Hour: Since 2007, people around the world have been setting an example for climate protection

Also in Australia And Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia and the Philippines, light measures are planned. In addition, Singapore’s Bay Park Gardens, which is one of the landmarks in the city-state due to its impressive light scenery, has confirmed its participation.

In early December, the New Zealand government declared a state of climate emergency. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wants to put climate protection at the top of the agenda and policy plans, for example, to make the entire public sector climate neutral by 2025. New Zealand’s WWF said: “Frequent and extreme weather events, sea level rise, and catastrophic loss To nature and wildlife, to cause havoc in our environment and in our lives. ” Earth Hour is an opportunity to call for urgent action.

The World Wide Fund for Nature in Germany puts Earth Hour this year in a video clip on its Instagram page regarding the Corona epidemic. 2020 taught us how important distance is. The article says: “But the scale of the problems facing our planet cannot be solved unless we unite.”

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Earth Hour in Australia: Sydney Opera House participated in it for the 14th time in 2021

Today, according to WWF information, Earth Hour is the largest global campaign to protect climate and the environment. Since 2007, millions of people around the world have turned off the lights on a particular day in March at 8:30 PM local time, which is a model for protecting the planet. Many public buildings have also been darkened. The first shot was fired once in the Australian city of Sydney, when about 2.2 million people turned the lights off on March 31, 2007 – thus making history.

Also this year, “Down Under” was one of the first countries in the world after New Zealand to exit. The world-famous Sydney Opera House participated for the 14th time in a row. Australia has been particularly hard hit by climate change and has only experienced its worst floods in decades in the past few days. (Dpa)

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