For the seventh year, Albufeira will be participating in Earth Hour on March 23. The global event organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) aims to raise awareness of the need to take action on climate change, notably due to global warming.
It encourages households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour.
On Saturday, March 23, between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, the municipality of Albufeira will turn off lights in the Archaeology Museum, Samora Barros Art Gallery, Municipal Gallery and the Clock Tower, among others.
‘Earth Hour’ began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, with over 2.2 million people and 2,000 businesses turning off their lights for one hour in a stand against climate change.
Currently, the initiative has become a global sustainability movement involving more than 50 million people worldwide.
On March 23, everyone can participate in the initiative by turning off computers, televisions and any other unnecessary household appliances.
The campaign slogan for 2013 is “I Will If You Will” and invites people from across the globe to present self-awareness challenges to other citizens in fighting global warming.