WWF reports record attendance at “Earth Hour” in Germany
At this year’s “Earth Hour” for more climate protection there was a record attendance on Saturday evening in Germany.
At this year’s “Earth Hour” for more climate protection there was a record attendance on Saturday evening in Germany. For an hour, not only the Brandenburg Gate, Neuschwanstein Castle and the Frauenkirche in Dresden were in the dark, explained the WWF. 575 cities and municipalities also took part, along with 448 companies at 716 locations. They all blacked out landmarks, town halls, churches, company headquarters and offices for an hour at 8:30 p.m.
In addition to communities and companies, countless people celebrated the “hour of the earth” in their own four walls, explained the WWF. The record turnout shows that in the super election year 2021, nobody can ignore climate protection.
On the occasion of the 15th “Earth Hour”, lights went out worldwide for climate protection on Saturday. In Europe, among other things, the lights on the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Colosseum in Rome went out. Previously, Sydney’s famous opera house and the skylines of Asian metropolises from Singapore to Hong Kong each stayed in the dark for an hour at 8.30 p.m. local time.
The event, which has been held annually since 2007, calls for action in relation to climate change and the environment. This year, the organizers also wanted to point out the connection between the destruction of nature and the increasing incidence of diseases that are spreading from animals to humans – including probably the Covid-19 disease caused by the coronavirus.