Earth Hour 2012 in Armenia
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)