Bulgaria Turns Off Lights for Earth Hour 2010
The WWF has announced that 49 Bulgarian cities took part in Earth Hour 2010 on Saturday evening at 20:30, the country’s third participation in the event.
The WWF also announced that 125 countries and 4000-5000 cities worldwide joined in by switching off electrical appliances for one hour on Saturday evening, the action being a mainly symbolical global call to action to every individual, business and every community throughout the world to save energy and help prevent the deterioration of the global climate.
The idea behind it is for people to gather, to spend some time with friends in "peace and quiet", and have time to reflect on "themselves and their lives", the WWF continued.
The idea for Earth Hour originated in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, when 2,2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change.
The Australian initiative proved highly popular around the world and a year later Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries joining in.
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