UN in Guinea-Bissau joins Earth Hour and turns off the lights

28 Mar 2019

UN in Guinea-Bissau joins Earth Hour and turns off the lights

The United Nations family in Guinea-Bissau, and around the world, on March 30th joins once again the initiative Earth Hour and urges everyone to turn off the lights for one hour - Earth Hour. The goal is not only to contribute to the preservation of our Planet, but also to be part of the largest voluntary citizen platform against climate change.

Earth Hour is a global movement to mobilize society around the fight against global warming, launched for the first time in 2007. On the last Saturday of March every year, for 1 hour, governments, businesses and the population around the world planet are invited to turn out the lights to demonstrate their concern about climate change and for the conservation of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

Organized by the World-Wide Fund for Nature, Earth Hour encourages Governments, individuals, businesses, organizations and governments to turn off the lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m., local time around the world.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched a global appeal for participation in this event because "Earth Hour is an opportunity to show our determination to change" because there is no time to lose "climate change is moving faster than we do.".

This time it will be for a good cause staying in the dark to focus our attention on solutions aimed at people to protect the planet and build a sustainable environment.

The sixty minutes in the dark are a reminder that our habits have direct interference in nature. The 60+ symbol shows that all hours must be Earth Hour.

Join Earth Hour 2019!

UN SG call: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuvZAh8E6N8
Earth hour initiative: https://www.earthhour.org/