The main cities of the country were at half light to adhere to “Earth Hour”
26 Mar 2022
It was the most important environmental awareness initiative in the world, which was born in Australia in 2007 as “a symbolic gesture” to draw attention to the problem of climate change.
The main cities of the country turned off the lights of monuments, public walks and squares to adhere to “Earth Hour”, the most important environmental awareness initiative in the world to demand a “safer, fairer and more sustainable” future.
In the City of Buenos Aires, the Obelisk was illuminated with dim lights of various colors, while other emblematic places such as the Puente de la Mujer, in the Puerto Madero neighborhood, or the Thays Park in Palermo, remained almost in darkness.
In addition, more than 14 commercial brands joined the environmental event and turned off the LED lights of their advertising signs on public roads.
In the Buenos Aires match of Vicente López, a pedestrian race was held in adherence to the event with the street lighting lights almost off.
The initiative to which more than 190 countries adhered was carried out on March 26 between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Argentina time, so that the initiative was carried out in different parts of the world according to the time zones of each country.
In social networks, the initiative was promoted with the hashtag #Changeforclimatechange.
The World Conservation Organization (WWF), which organizes this global event, stressed that “this year, Earth Hour will take place at a very difficult time due to the conflict in Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis it is causing. Our hearts and thoughts are with all those affected”
“Earth Hour was created precisely to unite the world and support people and the planet. To achieve peace and harmony between human beings and nature. Earth Hour offers this year another moment for solidarity and the opportunity to come together and take care of the home we all share,” they added.
They also argued that this new edition comes in a context in which many governments and organizations are calling for “greater ambition and urgent action to stop and reverse the loss of nature by 2030”, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals set by the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations Organization.
Earth Hour was born in Australia in 2007 as “a symbolic gesture” to draw attention to the problem of climate change and has since become “one of the largest environmental movements in the world”, joined by more than 200 countries.
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