This year Armenia 8th time joined to the Earth Hour global movement which took place on March 19, 8:30 pm-9:30 pm.
The Earth Hour was initiated by WWF in Sydney in 2007 as a lights-off-event. Year by year the event is getting bigger and more popular by involving millions of people worldwide. This year 178 countries celebrated Earth Hour. The intent of the initiative was to bring together the public, private sector, communities and other stakeholders to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world and switch off the lights for one hour in support for decisive action on climate change.
On March 18 a press conference took place in Yerevan at WWF office with the representatives of, state authorities, WWF and civil society representatives. As part of the initiative, on March 19 an urban cycling marathon took place in Yerevan, with the support of FLEG II program and Federation of Amateur Cycling and Cycle Tourism of Armenia. Ambassadors of European Union, Germany, India, Brazil, Russia and many other countries, as well as representatives of international organizations joined the marathon.
Besides Yerevan, this year a number of towns in Armenia had their active participation in the event, including Abovyan, Ararat, Armavir, Artashat, Dilijan, Echmiadzin, Gavar, Goris, Gyumri, Hrazdan, Vanadzor as well as Halidzor and Tandzatap villages, where the school forestry education program supported by FLEG II has been implemented since April 2015. Various private organizations also joined the action, such as Congress Hotel, Coca-Cola Hellenic Armenia, HSBC Bank Armenia, Yerevan Brandy Company, Marriott Hotel Yerevan, etc.
Earth Hour in Tandzatap Village
Մոլորակի ժամը Սյունիքի մարզի Տանձատափ համայնքում ) Մինչև ուր էր հասել այս տարվա Մոլորակի ժամը)Շնորհակալություն!!!Earth Hour in Tandzatap village (Syunik region) !!!