Photos: This is how the world looked during »Earth Hour»

Earth Hour

Last Saturday March 25 had a very special hour: from 20.30:21.30 to XNUMX:XNUMX in each country the lights were turned off in order to raise awareness about climate change. It was Earth Hour, about 60 minutes which should always be, every day, as we are reaching a point where we are running out of space while polluting it.

But we are not going to talk about sad things, but about the wonderful photographs that he left us on March 25, 2017. This is how the world looked that day.

Wat Arun temple in Bangkok

Wat Arun Temple in Bangkok. Image -

Almost 7000 cities from more than 150 countries participated in »Earth Hour», an event that the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has organized for 10 years. The event itself is simple: it consists of turning off the light for hours, but when millions of people do exactly that, the result can be spectacular. As it has been.

Brazil, Bangkok, Madrid, Bilbao, and many, many others have wanted to join this great event that has promised to be historic, because this time, and as usual, hundreds of emblematic buildings have been added to the list of those that they were in the dark for an hour, like the Moscow Kremlin.

Sydney during Earth Hour

Sydney (Australia). Image - David Gray 

The first to celebrate it were the Australians, who they shut down the Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House, the city where this initiative arose in 2007. At that time it had the participation of about 2000 businesses and 2,2 million people, but the following year there were 50 million participants from 35 countries.

Tokyo Tower, Japan

Tokyo Tower (Japan). Image - Issei Kato

In Asia they also wanted to contribute their grain of sand. In Japan, Tokyo Tower looked like this from 20.30pm to 21.30pmand In Thailand's capital Bangkok, the iconic Wat Arun temple showed its royal beauty at night of Saturday.

Madrid during Earth Hour

La Cibeles and La Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid. Image - Victor Lerena

Spain did not want to be left behind either. Madrid joined the initiative by turning off La Cibeles and Puerta de AlcaláWhereas Bilbao turned off the Arriaga theater:


Arriaga Theater, in Bilbao. Image - Miguel Toña

And you, did you turn off the light? 🙂

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