29 March – Earth Hour “Lights off for one hour”
World Wide Fund (WWF) sponsors Earth Hour, which is the world’s biggest volunteer event to be held on 29 March.
According to environmentalists, unless the current attitude of consumers changes by 2050, even two planets will not be sufficient to satisfy all the energy requirements of humankind. It is for this reason that the Earth Hour campaign, which is intended to encourage people to save energy is held every year.
Anybody can join
According to WWF, the requirements of humanity far exceed the capacity of Earth, as people have been using more energy requirement of people in the last 40 years has exceeded the capacity of the planet. The power consumption of Hungarian people, for example, exceeds the biocapacity of the country by 30%, experts therefore believe that it is essential to create consumers awareness.
Anybody can join the Earth Hour campaign by switching the lights off in their home on 29 March from 8.30 am for one hour. The stars of Spiderman 2 will kick-off the event in Singapore this year: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx will switch off the lights of the country.
Earth Hour started in Sydney in 2007. By 2012 more than 7000 communities of 152 countries had participated in the event which starts by switching the lights off in every country from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm local time. Last year countries like Tunisia, Suriname, the Palestinian territories and Ruanda also joined the initiative.
Az eredeti cikk MAGYARUL: itt
INTERLANGUAGE Nyelviskola csapata
Volunteer – önkéntes
Environmentalist – környezetvédő
Attitude – hozzáállás
Requirement – szükséglet, igény
To exceed – meghalad
Awareness – tudatosság