Earth Hour 2016 Azerbaijan has been announced
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This year WWF Azerbaijan will organize International “Earth Hour” campaign with GREEN BAKU Youth Ecological Union. GREEN BAKU Youth Ecological Union invite everyone to this years campaign scheduled for 19th of March at 20:30.
“Earth Hour” campaign has firstly been launched by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Australia in 2007. The aim of the campaign is to draw public attention to the concerns of the Climate Change. During “Earth Hour” actions, facade lights of famous buildings are turned-off in the big cities at 20:30 in the local time for an hour and the attendants promote energy saving through this symbolic action. As known, greenhouse gases, that emitted to the atmosphere during the process of electricity production, are considered one of the key reasons of the climate change. In this regard, during “Earth Hour” actions sustainable use of energy is whirled. “Earth Hour” campaign is celebrated every last Saturday of March every year and it is observed that attention of world community to this event is getting increased year after year. As a result, in 2015 more than 7000 cities from 172 countries and a billion people have joined the campaign all over the world.
GREEN BAKU celebrates Earth Hour from 2011, became a partner of official national coordinators of the campaign. Green Baku organized different actions and events in Azerbaijan during these years. This year in Azerbaijan will be invited public and private organizations, as well as ordinary people that wish to participate in “Earth Hour” action, which will be held on 19th March 2016 in Baku.