The lights of symbol of Baku will be turned off in March 26, 2011

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The lights of symbol of Baku will be turned off in March 26, 2011

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This year Azerbaijan will also join “Earth Hour” action showing its support on enviromental protection and global climate changing. “IRELI” Public Union received official organizing right of this event in our country.

Earth Hour coordinator in Azerbaijan and Secretary General of “IRELI” Public Union Rauf Mardiyev says: “The main reason of active participation of “IRELI” Public Union in such kind of international campaigns and projects is to show the world that we are not indifferent to all the processes and problems in the world and consolidating the positive image of Azerbaijani youth.”

No doubt that Earth Hour campaign, which was planned to be organized by the members of organization in different cities of Azerbaijan, will be widely organized in Baku. Event which will start in the 26th of March at 5 PM in IRELI Youth Center will consist of different parts. After the training, city game and ecology actions participants will gather around Maiden Tower and will turn off the historical monument of Baku for an hour as symbol of saving the nature.

Preparation stuff is already on the final stage. Organizers assure the participants that event will be incredibly interesting. If you are interested in Earth Hour Azerbaijan campaign, for more information check the official site (

We also would like to note that Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change.  After that different countries began to celebrate this event annually. Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action.  Global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.