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March 28 Belarus to join the International ecology action “Earth Hour”

Every year the last Saturday of March holds the International ecology action “Earth Hour”. The action symbolizes careful attitude to the nature. It’s a public call for drastic measures to safe the climate of the planet to take care about its limited resources. The information is provided by the Ministry of nature resources and environment protection.

March 28 from 8.30 to 9.30 pm Belarus joins the International ecology action “Earth Hour”: many cities and towns will switch off illumination of buildings, hold street actions. The idea is to attract public attention to the climate changes problem. “Earth Hour” is the biggest ecology action. With a symbolic action - switching off the light – people vote for our healthy planet.

The purpose of the action is to focus people’s attention on the issues of energy efficiency, ecology. It corresponds to the republic’s policy of the public’s economy psychology.

The action “Earth Hour” is a worldwide movement for the planet arranged by the WWF. The event stated in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage over 7,000 cities and towns worldwide. In Belarus the action is initiated by “Zelyonaya Set” Association with support of the Ministry of nature resources and environment protection and the power efficiency department.

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