28 maaliskuuta 2020

Earth Hour Today at 8.30 pm

Photo: Liisa Takala / WWF

WWF's Earth Hour originated in Sydney, Australia in 2007, 
with over two million people participating. In 2008, the event expanded globally. 
This evening at 8.30 pm your local time.

WWF's Earth Hour, the world's largest climate event, will be celebrated this year safely at home, online or by displaying a light sign on climate and nature. Online events bring people together in Australia, Singapore and also in Finland. In Helsinki the lights are turned off for example of the lanterns of the main railway station, Finlandia Hall and the Cathedral.

The ’Stonemen’ of Helsinki Railway Station, photo: Raine Laaksonen WWF

Earth Hour turns off lights from familiar landmarks around the world. Turning off the lights of landmarks, cities, businesses and organizations is a symbolic gesture for climate and nature. Climate change is worrying in Finland too: according to the Climate Barometer published in 2019, 41 per cent of Finns have changed their behavior due to climate change. Deeds for a common earth are needed now.

Aurajoki, Turku, photo: Sami Kilpiö WWF

We are living in an extraordinary time, which requires a spirit of solidarity. 
That's what Earth Hour is all about. Together we can show the sign of light 
for the good of nature, the planet and humanity. 
- WWF Secretary-General Liisa Rohweder.

There are many beautiful videos by The Piano Guys on Youtube - I chose this joyful one.
All nations of the world call this planet home, regardless of race or wealth.
We struggle all together to overcome this pandemic, too.

7 kommenttia:

  1. ...thanks Riitta for sharing this fabulous video, all they need is to have IZ sing along! He is singing in heaven at the moment.

    VastaaPoista
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    1. These guys are so skilful and express joy...

      Poista
  2. We need so much to come together and to care for each other during these strange days.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. The news worsen day by day... Take care Lorrie.

      Poista
  3. Boa, I am having goose bumps, I love the song. What a beautiful video and interpretation with piano and violin, and right now tears are running over my cheeks....to feel free at the beach dan then on the green...At the moment a dream for all of us, but let’s hope together and "fight" to get through the hard times.

    Thanks for this beautiful post.

    Greetings, stay healthy and take care

    N☼va

    VastaaPoista
  4. It is an important message...our planet is endangered by many bad habits we have.
    The Turku shot is simply lovely!

    VastaaPoista
  5. Espero que todo vaya bien. Besitos.

    VastaaPoista

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