Romania will once again join the Earth Hour movement on March 30 this year, with many activities and events being organized in cities throughout the country on this day.
Traditionally, those joining the event mark it by turning off the lights for one hour, but several other events are organized on this day, such as bike tours or open-air concerts. The list of events to be organized in cities in Romania will be updated on Ora-pamantului.ro and WWF Romania’s Facebook page.
Earth Hour is the world’s largest movement for the environment, with millions of people from around the world joining it every year.
Over the last decade, Earth Hour has inspired millions of people to take action to stop climate change or to contribute to other initiatives to protect nature. The movement helped create a 3.5 million-hectare protected marine area in Argentina, as well as a 2,700-hectare Earth Hour forest in Uganda, and helped adopt new legislation for the protection of seas and forests in Russia, WWF Romania said in a press release.
More than 180 countries and territories gather together this year to draw attention to climate change and biodiversity loss, but also to inspire people, communities, companies, and governments to act in an attempt to stop biodiversity loss. For example, Kenya plans to plant 1 billion trees by 2030 to rebuild the forests. Meanwhile, Ecuador is campaigning in the capital city of Quito for a law banning plastic, and Finland will try to convince more than a quarter of the country's population to adopt a diet more friendly to the planet.
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