Under the motto “Time Out for the Earth,” Earth Hour will be held worldwide for the 17th time on March 25.
The lights will again be symbolically turned off at numerous landmarks, public buildings and private households for one hour. In addition, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), initiator of “Earth Hour,” invites active participation in nature conservation and awareness actions, which can be entered on a digital map of WWF Austria.
“The destruction of nature is reaching enormous proportions worldwide – our Earth urgently needs a time-out! At WWF Earth Hour on March 25, we want to draw attention to the need to protect our remaining natural spaces and give something back to our planet,” said Joschka Brangs, spokesperson for biodiversity at WWF Austria, in a release. “Politicians must finally act and create the necessary laws to protect our climate and the last intact natural areas.” A strong EU law to restore nature and a comprehensive soil protection treaty in Austria was called for.
According to the WWF, personal opportunities to create the 60 minutes of “time out for the earth” include trash collection or greening actions. A walk in the forest or a WWF online yoga class can also set an example for protecting the planet. Everyone can enter their activities on a digital map provided by WWF Austria.
According to WWF, Earth Hour has become one of the world’s largest climate and environmental protection campaigns. Every year, lights are symbolically switched off for one hour worldwide, and actions are set for nature and climate protection. Private individuals, companies and communities are invited to send a joint signal to politicians.
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