This Saturday Colombia will turn off the lights in “Earth Hour”

The initiative, promoted by the NGO WWF, seeks to generate awareness among citizens about the environmental crisis that humanity is experiencing

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The environmental crisis worries every day all countries of the world, the increase in pollution and its impact on humanity, calls on various organizations and State bodies to carry out campaigns, which seek the stabilization of this problem and raise awareness in society. That is why from the NGO WWF, the so-called “Earth Hour” is reconvened, an activity that will take place this weekend.

This Saturday, March 26 at 8:30pm Colombia time, the sky will be darker than normal, because thousands of cities join in the call that, through a symbolic act, will turn off the lights of homes wishing to participate in this pedagogical activity until 9:30 p.m. by means of a symbolic act, clearly this is not the responsibility of the citizens, since the main organs of the State and representative buildings, will suspend their lighting for the established period of time.

According to this NGO, 2022 is an important year for the resistance to deforestation in the world, which is why different world leaders will attend the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, this in order to establish strategies to counter the reduction of tree stain in all continents of the world, by 2030.

WWF defines “Earth Hour” as a differential and transformative space around the world, noting in its statement: “From the Sydney Opera House, where Earth Hour began in 2007, passing through the India Gate in New Delhi, the Phoenix Center in Beijing in China, the Brandenburg Gate in Germany, the Colosseum in Rome in Italy, the Empire State in the U.S. In the US and Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, multiple iconic places around the world will participate in the symbolic blackout that this year ensures a safer, fairer and more sustainable future for all.” .

Meanwhile, Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International, points out that this is a challenge that should be highlighted by the solidarity of everyone, in order to build a stable future on the planet. In this regard, Lambertini stressed: “Earth Hour 2022 calls on the world to unite in a time of solidarity for people and the planet. We know that alongside the many challenges we face, especially in these unprecedented times, 2022 remains a critical year for the planet, our shared home. This year, the world will come together to agree on an agreement for nature in the style of the Paris Agreement on climate change, and this presents a unique opportunity in a decade for leaders to agree on a plan to reverse the loss of nature by 2030 and build a positive future for nature.”

WWF Colombia, will carry out a series of activities in the Jaime Duque Park, located on the road that leads to the municipality of Tocancipá. From 8:30 in the morning of this Saturday, March 26, there will be pedagogies that invite attendees to sustainable consumption practices, as well as different dynamics that allow the conservation of the environment, and the care of natural resources.

In addition to the main activity in Jaime Duque Park, throughout Colombia several places will be the epicentre of activities related to environmental initiatives, so far the confirmed places are:

Bogotá: Colpatria Tower, Pedestrian Tunnel and San Diego Cultural Gallery and Bicentennial Park

Ibagué: mayor's office of Ibagué, panopticon of Ibagué, Tolima conservatory, Ibagué Conservatory, School of Artistic and Cultural Training (EFAC) and the Orange DNA Development areas of Ibagué.

Bucaramanga: Neomundo Convention Center

On the other hand, the state and private bodies that join the initiative are:

National Bank of the Republic

Ibague Mayor's Office

Tolima Conservatory


Global Compact Colombia

FEPA Argentina


Scouting Organization

Colombian Environmental Movement

Bucaramanga Bicycle Office


Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development

National Network of Environmental Youth