ARMENIA TO JOIN EARTH HOUR ACTION ON MARCH 28

ArmInfo
2009-03-19 19:40:00

ArmInfo. Armenia is joining the Earth Hour action focused on the
problem of global warming.

As the press-service of the Armenian Environment Ministry told ArmInfo,
within the frames of the action, at 8:30 pm, March 28, hundreds of
people all over the world will switch off their light for an hour. It
was pioneered in Sydney in 2007, the number of participants totalled 2
mln people. In 2008 over 50 mln people all over the world participated
in the Earth Hour action.

1 bln people in 1000 cities of the world are expecting to advocate
the settlement of global warming problem in 2009.

According to the data as of 3 February 2009, the number of participant
countries amounted to 74, and cities - to 375. In total, at 8:30 pm,
March 28, 37 capitals will switch off their light. Among the cities
are London, Beijing, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Dubai,
San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Rome, Oslo, Las Vegas, Moscow, Sidney,
Copenhagen, Brussels and Helsinki. The details of the action may be
found at www.earthhour.org/global.