The Republic of Moldova joins the global action ”Earth Hour 2022”. Every year, on the last Saturday in March, millions of people, institutions and companies turn off the lights for an hour, between 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM, local time, joining the largest environmental initiatives in world history, realitatea.md reports with reference to IPN.
Earth Hour aims to motivate people to save electricity throughout the year and raise awareness of climate change, so that people would take it as a real threat and in a more serious manner.
The population is encouraged to get involved in environmentally friendly activities that can be done daily with a minimum of effort. At home this goal can be achieved through simple and accessible measures for everyone. For example, people can reduce excessive electricity consumption when using low-light appliances. Likewise, the population is encouraged to thermally insulate their houses, apartments, not to waste water and to manage waste separately, says the Ministry of Environment.
The Earth Hour initiative was launched on March 31, 2007, in Sydney, by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Australia. Earth Hour has become a voluntary environmental movement that brings together hundreds of millions of people around the world who are interested in the fate of Planet Earth.
In the Republic of Moldova, Earth Hour has been marked since 2008.