Friday, 9 March 2012

Over 1,3 billion people to "celebrate" Earth Hour on March 29

Hundreds of activists are now busy planning the 2012 Earth Hour, "the largest environmental event in history". According to the official Earth Hour website "more than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change".

But we already know that the 2012 Earth Hour, on March 29, is going to be an even bigger success, with over 1,3 billion people "celebrating" worldwide, particularly in Africa:

“Some 1.3 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity – and 45 per cent of those live in Africa".

Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General


In spite of the expected high "attendance", the WWF´s African activists are working hard in order to emulate last year´s success stories, like this one:

Kenya first took part in Earth Hour in 2009 and is organised by WWF. The highlight in 2011 was a high-level cocktail reception ..

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