The whole world marks the Earth Hour on Saturday, 24 March. Belarus is also ready to go dark in solidarity with global efforts to protect our planet.
No lights from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm!
Building lights will be off for an hour on Belarus’ National Library, Mir Castle, Brest Fortress Memorial, Grodno Oblast Drama Theater, Minsk Museum of History of the Great Patriotic War.
Among other prominent landmarks are Belarus’ National Academy of Sciences, State Philharmonic, TSUM Department Store, Green supermarkets, and Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater.
As we count down to #EarthHour on 24 March, let’s celebrate how we are all connected to this place we call home! How do you #connect2earth? Share your story 🗣 https://t.co/hI5AO4qErB pic.twitter.com/kvhzGpb9fn
— Earth Hour (@earthhour) March 7, 2018
The campaign will be held in every region of the country. Belarusians are invited to join the Earth Hour as a small step to the careful management of natural resources.
Only last year, 11 Belarusian cities, including Vitebsk, Brest, Baranovichi, Babruysk, Pinsk, Kobryn and Polotsk took part in the event.
While the city authorities initiate turning off the buildings illumination, people are free to decide what appliances to switch off and for how long.
In Belarus Earth Hour campaign is organized by Zelenaya Set company. Over 25 million people and 3,100 landmarks from 187 countries celebrated Earth Hour in 2017.