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Earth Hour

27 Mar

This year’s Global Action “Earth Hour” will be held on Saturday March 27. During this action c 20:30 to 21:30 local time, people around the world for 1 hour switch off lights and other electrical equipment.

With this symbolic action of every person anywhere in the world will be able to demonstrate their concern about climate change and “vote” for a healthy planet. In Belarus, Earth Hour is supported by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, community, environmental organizations, initiatives, experts and activists of the “Green Network”.

In order to participate in the MTS-Belarus “Earth Hour” in Minsk and regional centers will be one hour off lights advertising structures and signs customer service centers. The company also provides information on actions undertaken by its employees and encourages them to support the action of individual actions within a unified corporate culture.

The purpose of the annual global campaign of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – draw the attention of people, governments, business to climate change, to take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy. In 2007, residents, businesses and government agencies in Sydney turned off their lights for an hour, making an important step to reduce municipal greenhouse gas emissions. In 2008, participated in the action about 50 million people in more than 370 cities in 35 countries. In 2009, the campaign has become the most massive in the history of mankind: while in the “Earth Hour” was attended by about a billion people in 4159 cities around the world.

 
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