- 19 Mar 2018 1:10 PM
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.