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EARTH HOUR 2013
The next Earth Hour will be on Saturday 23 March 2013 20:30
134 countries supported Earth Hour last year – more than 4000 cities. Paris, Moscow, Berlin, Bern, Dublin, Madrid, Vaduz, and Amsterdam joined cities as far afield as Capetown and Rio Janerio.
Earth Hour has done much to raise awareness of sustainability issues. But there’s more to it than switching off lights for one hour once a year. It’s all about giving people a voice and working together to create a better future for our planet.
And it not just one hour – this year people have been encouraged to go beyond the hour – reinforcing the commitments we have made to our planet – and to explore what else we can do to meet the challenge of living sustainably.
The best event in 2012 was in Kinsale, County Cork, where Mary Robinson, Ireland’s ex–President and the head of the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, congratulated the organisers in a personal video linking climate change to human rights.
Organisers highlighted climate justice with a candle lit concert and testimonials from around the globe to show their commitment to change as part of a global interconnected community.
FIE coordinates Earth Hour here in Ireland for the World Wildlife Fund. Contact us through the site.
”Earth Hour is absolutely symbolic … symbolism is an important stage of dealing with a major problem, so I don’t think we are ashamed to say that in any way”. Andy Ridley, Earth Hour originator.
“Sometimes we need darkness to see clearly.” Italian celebrity stylist Giorgio Armani.
‘Earth Hour is an event that is designed to raise people’s consciousness, to show people that they can take positive steps to make a difference and to knit together the global community in taking action at the same time.’ Carter Roberts, President, World Wildlife Fund