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If the lights go out

For the climate - and environmental protection is switched off on Saturday evening millions of people worldwide, respectively, at 20.30 for an hour the light. Also in Switzerland, about 40 cities were involved in the environmental organisation WWF initiated a campaign "Earth Hour".

the World participate, according to WWF-information is around 180 countries. The action began at 7.30 am CET, on the island state of Samoa, and ends 25 hours later, on the cook Islands and French Polynesia. Also famous landmarks such as the Sydney Opera house, the world's tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Acropolis in Athens and the Kremlin in Moscow were plunged into darkness.

In Switzerland, were, among other things, in the old town of Bern, on the Rhine, on the Basel Cathedral, the monastery of St. gall, the Jet d'eau in Geneva or on the chapel bridge in Lucerne point 20.30 at the lights. The Swiss participation, moving to a record level, said the WWF.

The dependent person

The "Earth Hour" to bring the people of their dependence "of an intact nature as the basis of life" to consciousness and to the threat of this basis of life. The world guide to an "unbearable climate warming of 3 to 4 degrees." In a few decades, wasting 60 per cent of all wild animals walls so already.

The "Earth hour" began in 2007 in Australia. According to the WWF environmental projects have emerged from it - for example, a marine protected area in Argentina, 17 million newly planted trees in Kazakhstan, solar power for villages in India and the Philippines, 4000 wood-saving stoves in Madagascar, or a competition for the most sustainable city in Romania. (nlu/sda)

Created: 30.03.2019, 20:59 PM

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