Earth Hour 2021: Turn off lights to protect the climate: Buildings around the world are dark

On Saturday evening at 8:30 pm, the lights will be turned off for one hour in Germany as part of the Earth Hour 2021 campaign. New Zealand is getting started.

Turn off lights to protect the climate: People in many cities around the world set an example for protecting the environment on Saturday as part of Earth Hour. At 8:30 PM local time, lights in known buildings were turned off.

In New Zealand, one of the first countries in time, the lights went out on the control and communications tower of the Sky Tower in Auckland and the Parliament House in the capital, Wellington. Later that was in Berlin The Brandenburg Gate, Since 1990 symbolizing the end of the division of Germany and Europe, in the dark. The end was North America, but there wasn’t much difference from normal days on the New York skyline.

Earth Hour aims to set an example in protecting the climate and the environment

Citizens also participated in the campaign initiated by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and turned off the lights in their apartments. Earth Hour aims to set an example in protecting the climate and the environment. Darkness is supposed to indicate a waste of resources and make people think.

In Germany, the WWF expected record participation: 575 cities and municipalities and 448 companies in 716 locations wanted to participate. Nationwide, the lights have gone out in many town halls, churches, monuments, company headquarters and stadiums. For example, Neuschwanstein Castle, Cologne Cathedral, Frankfurt Pulskirch, and Stuttgart TV Tower, but also industrial landmarks such as Duisburg Landscape Park and football fields such as the squares in Mönchengladbach and Schalke 04 remained in the dark.

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WWF is calling for a massive expansion of renewable energies

Many cities around the world, including Singapore, Tokyo, and Moscow have partnered with the Kremlin and Sydney with the world-famous Opera House. at Paris The Eiffel Tower disappeared in the dark for an hour London Ferris wheel and Piccadilly Circus, in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican. In Brussels, the lights in the buildings of the European Union Commission went out. The UNHCR chief said in a tweet on Twitter that small actions can make a big difference Ursula von der Leyen. “Especially when the world works together.”

“With Earth Hour, millions of people around the world are showing that we must work harder against the climate crisis and for a living planet,” says Marco Vollmar, head of outreach and campaign at the WWF in Germany, Marco Vollmar. Earth Hour to do our part and keep the pressure on governments.

Earth Hour 2021: Turn off the lights to protect the climate

Photo: Paul Zinken / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa

With the goal of future federal and federal elections, WWF is calling for a major increase in the pace of expansion of renewable energies. The proportion of clean energy from wind and solar should increase to 80% of total electricity consumption by 2030. In addition, all subsidies that harm the climate must be eliminated.

The WWF has announced Earth Hour for the fifteenth time. 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. Due to the Corona pandemic, the environmental organization has abstained from public events with large audiences for the second year in a row.

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. The WWF in New Zealand said: “Frequent and extreme weather events, sea level rise, and catastrophic losses are causing the 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 magnitude of the problems facing our planet cannot be solved unless we unite.”

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

Earth Hour today is the largest global campaign to protect the climate and the environment according to WWF information. 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. In New Zealand, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) 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 2021: Moscow Kremlin lights flash

Russia has joined the global Earth Hour campaign. On Saturday evening, the external lights went out for an hour in the residence of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the center of the capital. The Presidential Office announced that the Kremlin has been in business since 2013. According to the WWF environmental foundation, lights have been turned off on landmark buildings in more than 30 cities across the country. One of the first cities was Vladivostok on the Pacific Ocean, about eight hours by plane from Moscow. Russia has 11 time zones and is feeling the effects of global warming as permafrost melts in Siberia. In the summer months there are always forest fires. (Dpa)

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