Earth Hour in BiH
More than 5,000 cities throughout the world will switch off lights on Saturday, March 31 from 20:30 to 21:30, in order to send the message that planet’s resources are being exhausted. Bosnia and Herzegovina joins the countries around the world in this initiative, with the support of the UN Joint Programme Environment and Climate Change and United Nations Development Programme. Mostar, Sarajevo, Banja Luka and several other cities countrywide will switch off lights.
The main event of the Earth Hour will be held on March 31, 20:30 at the OKC Abrašević in Mostar. The Earth Hour ambassadors – Zoster rock band will play and students of the Mostar United World College will organize an open-air performance at the Spanish Square to send the message that the climate change needs to be addressed immediately while it is not too late.
All of the cities, companies and institutions are invited to switch off the lights for one hour and support the more rational use of electricity, reduction and prevention of the negative climate change.
UN Joint Programme Environment and Climate Change and the United Nations Development Programme are conducting several projects throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina aiming to ensure significant savings in energy utilization, to promote energy efficiency and endorse utilization of alternative and renewable energy sources.
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What is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour is a global movement uniting people to protect the planet. On the last Saturday of March every year, Earth Hour brings together communities from across the world celebrating a commitment to the planet by switching off lights for one designated hour. Earth Hour encourages individuals, businesses and governments to show leadership on environmental solutions through their actions, to use Earth Hour as a platform to showcase to the world what measures they are taking to reduce their environmental impact. Earth Hour asks everyone to take personal accountability for their impact on the planet and make behavioral changes to facilitate a sustainable lifestyle. Taking the first step is as easy as turning off your lights. By switching off your lights for Earth Hour you are acknowledging and celebrating your commitment to do something more for the planet that goes beyond the hour.