This initiative was born in 2007, in order to draw the world’s attention to the serious problem of the climate crisis that we are experiencing today. In Spain it began to take place in 2009, with a symbolic gesture that now runs through many cities around the world; turn off the lights of buildings and monuments of the city for one hour.

By 2022, more than 200 companies have joined the Earth Hour commitment. This is intended to remind the entire world that nature is the life support of the planet, and we are consuming a lot of its resources.

This year the chosen date is Saturday, March 26, where thousands of countries, companies, and people will come together to raise awareness about climate change and the loss of biodiversity.

Up to 200 countries participate each year, and some 17,000 monuments are turned off around the world during Earth Hour. In Spain alone, 500 municipalities have signed up to participate.

In Madrid, Inditex and El Corte Inglés stores have joined the blackout, as well as emblematic monuments such as the Palacio Royal, the Pantheon of Illustrious Men,the Royal Botanical Garden and the buildings that make it up, the Teatro Real, Palacio de Cibeles, Fuente de Cibeles, as well as the iconic posters of Schweppes in Callao, Vodafone and the Tío Pepe cartel.

 

Write down in your diary that the blackout will be tomorrow, March 26, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

And remember that this is a worldwide call for attention to a problem that is affecting us today and that will have repercussions in the future if we do not raise awareness.

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