Budapest lights to be turned off Saturday evening for Earth Hour
Once again, Hungary joins the global environmental movement Earth Hour, held on Saturday March 25 between 8:30pm and 9:30pm. The initiative calls attention to the importance of conserving energy by urging people to turn off their lights for an hour.
This year, WWF Hungary is organising a headlamp-lit hike on Normafa. The walk starts at the Síház at 7pm and end at the Erzsébet Lookout Tower on János Hill. At 8:30pm, the hikers and guests will turn off the floodlights of Budapest, then form a 60+ sign with their lamps on the balcony of the lookout tower, the organisers told the MTI.
The first Earth Hour was held in 2007, and it has since become the world’s largest voluntary action for the environment, reaching 2.4 billion people worldwide. Last year, 178 countries participated in the WWF’s initiative. Hungary has taken part in the event each year since 2008.
On March 25, between 8:30pm and 9:30pm, we turn off our lights for an hour to highlight the necessity of action against climate change and to call attention to the protection of those natural resources on which the survival of humanity depends, the organisation said in their statement.