Highest than ever before “Earth Hour” has flown the world
Yesterday, March 31st Lithuania and all the world have been mentioned the “Earth Hour”. There were 150 countries and 6525 cities who participated in this campaign this year. The light was extinguished 20.30 local time in the main objects of Vilnius and other Lithuanian cities – squares, churches, monuments.
The mayor of Vilnius Arturas Zuokas together with the head of MTG channels in Lithuania Laura Blazeviciute pronounced the beginning of the “Earth Hour” by pushing symbolic switch button. The light was switch of in capital’s main squares, churches, old town streets. In Rotuses square people layed out candles in a big symbolic number – 60. All participants could watch how other cities of the world meet this event.
The light was turned off not only in Vilnius but in Kaunas, Marijampole, Palanga, Pasvalys, Plunge, Kazlu Ruda, Lazdijai, Babtai, Biržai, Druskininkai, Siauliai, Valu village of Trakai district, Varena. People were invited to the main squares to spend the dark hour together. There were “Earth Hour” events in all cities.
Many companies also joined the Earth Hour and turned off their shop windows, malls and offices in Lithuania. The light was off in advertising boards. Some restaurants and hotels spent one hour with light of candles in Vilnius.