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Moldovan government to mark Earth Hour

12:27 | 27.03.2019 Category: Official

Chisinau, 27 March /MOLDPRES/- The light will be turned off in the government for one hour between 20:30 and 21:30 on 30 March. Thus, the government of the Republic of Moldova, together with other public institutions and organizations in the country and around the world, will mark Earth Hour, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.

By doing so, the cabinet reconfirms its focus on environmental and energy efficiency issues.

Annually, on the last Saturday of March, the world community marks Earth Hour. It is about symbolically disconnecting lights for an hour to raise society's awareness of environmental issues, such as irrational electricity consumption, which is one of the causes of accelerating climate change over the past years.

For the first time, Earth Hour took place in 2007 in Sydney, Australia.

The Republic of Moldova has joined this event since 2008.

Last year, more than 7,000 cities in about 180 countries turned off the lights on Earth Hour.


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