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Bucharest bike march to mark Earth Hour 2011

Saturday March 26, lights will go off in 51 Romanian towns that will celebrate the Earth Hour campaign – the biggest environmental event in history. Like it does every year, WWF invites the population of Bucharest to celebrate Earth Hour in an event that will involve no power source, organised jointly with the Bucharest Municipality, according to Realitatea.net.


The event named ‘More than an hour for the planet’ will take place Saturday, in the George Enescu Square, starting 5.30 PM. The WWF initiative enjoys the support of Earth Hour Ambassador Zoli Toth and of several NGOs: Let’s bike it, Bike Walk, Ciclopromenada Noctu­rna, Velo Bello, Drumul Bicicletei, Mai Mult Verde, Green Revolution, Recolamp, and Bate Saua.


The Earth Hour event will give the start of the Earth Hour 2011 March. Bucharest bikers are invited to cover the following route: C.A. Rosetti Street – General Gheorghe Magheru Boulevard – Piata Romana Square – Lascar Catargiu Boulevard – Piata Victoriei Square – Aviatorilor Boulevard – Charles de Gaulle Square – Maresal Constantin Prezan Boulevard – the Arc de Triomphe – Kiseleff Avenue – Piata Victoriei Square – Calea Victoriei Avenue – George Enescu Square.


Those who want to participate in the march but do not have a bicycle may use one of the 100 bikes freely made available to WWF by the IVelo and Cicloteque bike rental centers. Those who want to rent a bike in advance should send a message to office@wwfdcp.ro with their name and phone number, until Friday, March 25, 3.00 PM at latest. The Earth Hour march will end at 7.00 PM and will be followed by a 100 pc unplugged concert of Romanian band Sistem. At 8.30 PM, three institutions will turn their lights off simultaneously: the Romanian Athenaeum, the Central University Library, and the Art Museum.

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