Earth Hour 2012 in Armenia



Posted on 31 March 2012  | 
Panoramic view of Yerevan (before lights out)
Panoramic view of Yerevan (before lights out)
© WWF / A. KhoyetsyanEnlarge
March 31, 2012 – Earth Hour was also celebrated in Armenia. This year for the first time in addition to capital city of Yerevan, two more cities in Armenia – Vanadzor and Kapan joined to switch off the lights of buildings, streets, avenues, and squares.

A press conference was convened by WWF-Armenia to inform the public of the upcoming Earth Hour and opportunity to make their own commitment beyond the hour. Representatives from the Ministry of Nature Protection, RA, focal point for convention of climate change in Armenia, and representatives from HSBC Bank Armenia and Yerevan Congress Hotel also attended the event.

Earth Hour” is a global WWF climate change initiative. Individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn out their lights for one hour on Saturday March 27, 2010 at 8:30 PM to show their support for action on climate change. The event began in Sydney in 2007, when 2 million people switched off their lights. In 2012 on March 3 Earth Hour completed a record journey across more than 6,525 cities, towns and municipalities in 150 countries and territories worldwide - the biggest participation growth for the largest voluntary action for the environment since 2009.

For further information:

Arthur K. Khoyetsyan, Partnership Development Manager
Tel: 58 89 83; 54 61 56 (ext. 14)
Email: akhoyetsyan@wwfcaucasus.am


Panoramic view of Yerevan (before lights out)
Panoramic view of Yerevan (before lights out)
© WWF / A. Khoyetsyan Enlarge
Panoramic view of Yerevan (after lights out)
Panoramic view of Yerevan (after lights out)
© WWF / A. Khoyetsyan Enlarge
Icon monument with a leaf on the top in Yerevan (before lights out)
Icon monument with a leaf on the top in Yerevan (before lights out)
© WWF / A. Khoyetsyan Enlarge
Icon monument with a leaf on the top in Yerevan (after lights out)
Icon monument with a leaf on the top in Yerevan (after lights out)
© WWF / A. Khoyetsyan Enlarge
Earth Hour 2012 press conference convened in Yerevan
Earth Hour 2012 press conference convened in Yerevan
© WWF / M. Manukyan Enlarge

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