EDEN Destination of Nin to Join Global Earth Hour Movement

Daniela Rogulj

Earth Hour will be held on March 25, 2017, from 20:30 to 21:30. 

Nin is a “European Destination of Excellence” that has already been recognized for fostering sustainable development in line with ecological principles, especially since 2010 when Nin became a member of the European “EDEN” network, reports HRTurizam on March 23, 2017.

Projects such as the development of the Eco Park at the Nin lagoon, interior design in accordance with sustainable development, the creation of new tourism products that are natural attractions, and the protection of Natura 2000 and bird protection are all environmental actions that are extremely important for the sustainable development of the town. In line with this development strategy is the logical move to join the global Earth Hour movement. 

“Just like last year, Nin will join the Earth Hour action. Nin’s membership in EDEN has initiated development activities and Nin is following the principles for sustainable growth, so we concluded that it is important to participate in this global action,” said Emil Ćurko, mayor of Nin.

Otherwise, WWF, the global non-governmental organization for the protection of nature has organized Earth Hour for the last 11 years. The event is held worldwide annually and encourages individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off lights that are non-essential for one hour. The event in Nin will, therefore, exclude public lighting in the historic center of the royal town on Saturday, March 25 at 20:30. All residents are invited to join in on this global action, which is one of the largest in the world.

This commendable action began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 as a way to send a global message about the harmful effects of climate change. Already two years later, Earth Hour was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest voluntary action. The results are better each year.

The main objective of this campaign is to raise awareness that as inhabitants of this planet we must begin to take into account the resources that we consume. Last year, street lights off turned off in more than 7,000 cities across 178 countries. Croatia even turned off lights in 68 cities last year.

Everyone is invited to join in on this global movement which will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 20:30 to 21:30. 


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