Greece participates in Earth Hour 2019

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Photograph by Marios Lolos/Xinhua

Between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday, several landmarks across Greece turned off their lights, participating in the international event called Earth Hour 2019.

WWF’s Earth Hour is the world’s biggest movement to protect our planet, and encourages individuals, communities and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, as a symbol of commitment to the planet.

Earth Hour was first held Greece in 2009 with more than 500 municipalities and towns switching off. The Greek capital of Athens, and the cities of Thessaloniki, Patras, Volos, Herakleion, Ioannina and Alexandroupoli took part.

From 2011, the iconic Parthenon, the Greek Parliament Building, the White Tower in Thessaloniki and the bridge of Rio-Antirio supported and joined Earth Hour.

Source: Earth Hour

Photo credit: Marios Lolos/Xinhua

Video credit: Alexandros Maragos