Croatia to Switch Off Lights for “Earth Hour”

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ZAGREB, March 11, 2018 – Earth Hour, World Wide Fund For Nature’s (WWF) landmark movement, is set once again to unite millions of people around the world to show their commitment to the planet.

Hundreds of millions of people around the planet take part in WWF’s Earth Hour every year. Last year, about 70 cities and towns across Croatia switched off lights on their landmarks and in main squares and streets. Last year, lights were switched off on the Walls of Dubrovnik, Pula’s Arena amphitheatre, the Zagreb Cathedral and in the centres of Rijeka, Šibenik, Trogir, Varaždin, Požega, Vinkovci and other towns.

In that way, they joined over 7,000 cities and towns in 178 countries across the globe in support of efforts to prevent climate change. Last year, 68 Croatian towns took part in the campaign.

The Earth Hour initiative was launched in Sydney, Australia in 2007 when 2.2 million people and over 2,000 businesses turned off their lights to raise their voice against climate change. A year later, it became a world-wide movement with more than 50 million participants in 35 countries across the globe. It is the largest global voluntary action in history.

The world’s biggest landmarks – like Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace and Edinburgh Castle – switch off lights as a visual display of their commitment.

Earth Hour in Croatia is dedicated to the protection of Drava River.

This year, the event will take place on 24 March.


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