Hundreds of institutions and companies have celebrated Earth Hour on Saturday night, an initiative that wants to draw attention to climate change and biodiversity loss .
Lights were off at Victoria Palace, the Romanian government house, today between 20:30hrs and 21:30hrs, local, as the government is joining institutions and organisations celebrating Earth Hour. The Cotroceni Palace and Parliament Palace also switched lights off for an hour from 20.30.
Earth Hour Marking is part of a campaign to raise awareness over the effects on the environment of the use of electricity and, at the same time, to make everyone accountable for meeting climate change commitments.
The International Earth Hour has been celebrated on the last Saturday of March since 2007.