ALGIERS- The Ministry of Energy Transition and Renewable Energies called on citizens to switch off the lights for an hour, this Saturday, March 27th, 2021 starting from 8:30 at night.
As such, the Ministry explained that the initiative is symbolic for the sake of preserving the environment and saving energy, adding that Algiers, like 7,000 cities in more than 190 countries, is celebrating an environmental event called “An Hour for Earth”.
In Algeria, the initiative is organized by the Sidra Association and sponsored by the Ministry of Energy Transition and Renewable Energies.
According to standard.co.uk, at 8.30 pm on Saturday March 27, Earth Hour will see millions around the world switch off their lights to show they care about the future of our planet.
The environmental awareness event is now one of the world’s largest movements.
Established by the World Wildlife Fund and partners in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour’s switch off is supposed to remind us that even small actions can make a big difference.
However, for the second year it will take a slightly different approach due to the Covid-19 pandemic with an online event being the best way to see homes, landmarks and businesses in 180 countries fall into darkness.
The WWF said: “When we make changes in our own lives, and when we share that with others, we also inspire the people around us to change– and we help grow a movement that businesses and governments can’t ignore.”
Earth Hour added more than a decade since it started, the climate crisis has been made worse by the rapid loss of biodiversity and nature.