Earth Hour_Bucharest_28.03.2009

......This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.
......For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.
......This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.
......Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness.
......In 2009, Earth Hour is being taken to the next level, with the goal of 1 billion people switching off their lights as part of a global vote. Unlike any election in history, it is not about what country you’re from, but instead, what planet you’re from. VOTE EARTH is a global call to action for every individual, every business, and every community. A call to stand up and take control over the future of our planet. Over 74 countries and territories have pledged their support to VOTE EARTH during Earth Hour 2009, and this number is growing everyday ( Go to the website and see how cities around the world took part in this event.

......Bucharest took part in this environmental movement. The Palace of Parliament, the Athenaeum and the Art Museum switched the lights off for one hour.
......I went to the Palace of the Parliament. The number "60" was marked with candles. We were given a T-shirt and asked to pick up a candle. At 8:30pm the candles were lit up. This picture was taken by a photographer from Mediafax.
The Palace of Parliament

An unplugged concert - SISTEM. You can see behind the stage the Palace. With the lights turned off.

We were asked to put all the candles in one place, close to the stage.

Remember! When you leave the room, turn off the light! This might help somebody, someday.

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