Earth Hour 2018 In Central & Eastern Europe Calls For Sustainable Living

  • 19 Mar 2018 1:10 PM
Earth Hour 2018 In Central & Eastern Europe Calls For Sustainable Living
Earth Hour, WWF’s landmark movement, is once again set to unite millions of people around the world to show their commitment to the planet. Hundreds of iconic landmarks in Central and Eastern Europe will switch off lights for an hour at 8:30 p.m. local time, 24 March to stand in solidarity with nature while they join the world’s largest environmental demonstration to support actions for a living planet.

In 2018, WWF and Earth Hour teams around the world will be using the movement to highlight the environmental issues most relevant to their country or region.

Hungary will go dark with a spectacular show while residents in Borsodnádasd and Balaton municipalities will hold an evening torchlight procession. 

“Building a sustainable tomorrow begins with us today. There are so many things we can do to help our planet, our home.

From switching to renewables, to saying no to single-use plastics, there are lots of small actions we can take to protect our shared home,” said Andreas Beckman, Director of WWF-Danube-Carpathian Programme.

In Hungary, the lights of Budapest will be switched off from Paris:

As part of a spectacular show in MÜPA cultural center, Recirquel Company Budapest will perform a contemporary piece, called "Paris de Nuit".

The show’s finale will highlight a dramatic visual switch off with a message to save our planet.

Locally organized events will include residents of Borsodnádasd and Balaton municipalities engaging in a torchlight procession until they meet halfway for a brass band candle-light concert.

In Magyarlak, there will be a screening of Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary “Before the Flood” after which visitors will make candle holders out of recycled bottles and join a "firefly hunt", with "fireflies" made of pebbles.

Visit www.earthhour.org to know what’s happening in locations around the world and read individuals’ stories about what people are doing for our planet.

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