In 2007, Australia, Sydney – 2.2 million citizens and more than 2,000 institutions turn off the lights for an hour by standing against the global climate changing. A year later Earth Hour gathering partners in 35 countries, covering more than 50 million people becomes a global movement. On March 2009, 100 million people take a part in the 3rd Earth Hour. On March 27,2010 Earth Hour getting a record number of partners in 128 countries, becomes the world’s largest campaign.
March 26, 2011 – Azerbaijan, especially Baku, Ismayilli and Sabirabad thanks to İRELİ Public Union joins the global campaign. On March 31,2012 is held the biggest Earth Hour in the country with IDEA campaign . “Old City” Historical-Architectural Reserve, the symbol of Baku- the Maiden Tower, Shirvan Shah Palace and Park Boulevard, Hilton Hotel, Bridge Plaza, ZQAN Holding, Azerbaijan Technical University and other such buildings together with Ganja, Lankaran, Lahij cities turn off their lights for an hour.
On March 23, 2013 Azerbaijan once again will take a part in Earth Hour campaign! We will prove over and over again that we are not indifferent about global processes and problems! This Earth Hour will show our difference and at the same time our solidarity with the world!
Ganja was the 4th city which celebrated Earth Hour by switching off the lights of Ganja State University for an hour on March 31 at 8.30 pm. The number of participants was up to 70 person. They were informed about the climate changes, limited resources of the planet and protection of the Earth.
Lahij also supported Earth Hour campaign.
Lahij historical-architectural reserve switched off its lights for an hour in order to pay attention to the economical use of energy. 50 person took a part in this action. During an Earth Hour participants illustrated the official logo of Earth Hour with candles.
This year Earth Hour was held not only in Baku, but also in Lankaran, Lahij and Ganja.
The last Saturday of March 2012 at 20:30 the lights of Lankaran Bridge were switched off by 40-50 young activists for an hour. By turning off the lights young people burned candles, shared their opinions and impressions. Even though Earth Hour was held in Lankaran for the first time, the event caused a great interest among people and was successfully completed. During the action were taken a lot of photos and videos.