Planet Hour invites population to turn off lights on Saturday
Next Saturday (March 19), between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., will be the eighth edition of Earth Hour in Brazil. The event is a symbolic event promoted worldwide by the WWF Network in which government, business and civil society are invited to turn off the lights wherever they are for 60 minutes as a way to demonstrate their concern about issues related to global warming and change
In order to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world, Earth Hour 2016 will bring some news to the public. In addition to turning off the lights, WWF Brazil will promote some events in some Brazilian cities and capitals, in order to mobilize as many people as possible.
One of the initiatives is the "Horinha do Planeta", an action aimed at children, which will be held in Parque Lage, on Saturday morning, March 19, at 9:00 am, in Rio de Janeiro. The action will promote the Panda Walk, in which children will have the opportunity to understand about the importance and necessity of taking care of the environment in a walk through the Atlantic Forest reserve of Parque Lage. In addition, the event will have recreators on site to develop different activities with the children, to divulge the history of Earth Hour and also to make paintings inspired by the theme of the event.
In São Paulo will be held "Bicicletada da Hora do Planeta ", a bicycle path open to the population, which will leave Professor Noé de Azevedo Avenue at 8:30 p.m., will pass through Avenida Paulista and end its journey in Praça do Ciclista
Earth Hour 2016 hopes to overcome recognition and participation of the previous edition. In 2015 the initiative broke the record of participation of Brazilian cities with the adhesion of 185 municipalities, including all capitals and the Federal District. The number represents 41 more cities than in the previous year, which had the greatest green-yellow involvement since the first edition of the campaign in Brazil in 2009.
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