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May 24, 2022

Parliament turns off lights for Earth Hour

Lights will be switched off in the Palace of Parliament as well as in other Bucharest’s major buildings for Saturday’s Earth Hour, Agerpres informs.

Lights at Parliament will be switched off by the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Roberta Anastase and by the World Wide Fund for Nature Romania Director Luminita Tanasie at 20:30. The other Bucharest landmark buildings that will be in the dark for an hour on Saturday are the Athenaeum, the Opera House, the Bucharest National Theatre and the National Art Museum.

The moment lights are turned off in the Palace of Parliament will set the start of a street show featuring unplugged music and a fire juggling routine by the Oradea-based Raja group. The show will start at 20:15, will last for an hour and will end when lights are back.

The event is put together by World Wide Fund for Nature Romania and Earth Hour Ambassador in Romania Zoli Toth. Twenty-nine other cities besides Bucharest will host Earth Hour-dedicated events.

Romania officially joined the Earth Hour global campaign in 2009, at the initiative of WWF – co-ordinator of the global campaign in the last four years. On March 28, 2009, two million Romanians switched off the lights in their homes from 20:30 through to 21:30, National Electricity Dispatch Service says.

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