The Minister of Environment of Egypt, Yasmin Fouad, updated that Egypt participates in the global initiative called “Earth Hour” under the slogan “It’s time for nature.” Egypt is participating in the global initiative to turn off lights, “Earth Hour”, where a number of citizens, destinations and tourist attractions turn off unnecessary lights, electrical appliances and light candles for one hour from 8.30 to 9.30 pm on March 30, 2023.
According to the reports, in order to raise awareness, everyone is at risk of overconsumption of energy and its negative effects on the planet Earth, caused by climate change and global warming, and encourage them to adopt positive behaviours aimed at preserving the environment and the planet to ensure a sustainable environment and future.
The initiative is an annual global event organized by the World Nature Fund, Egypt began its participation in Earth Hour in 2009 to join 88 countries, 4000 cities and 929 landmarks from landmarks around the world who turned off their lights on Earth Hour in solidarity with Earth to protect it.
Furthermore, as a result of climate change and adaptation to it, Egypt is one of the first Arab countries to participate in the initiative, with the number of participants worldwide reaching more than 3.5 billion people.
The Minister of the Environment, Yasmin Fouad, added that a number of ministries, provinces, authorities and government bodies are being coordinated at the republic level to participate in this event by turning off the lights of a number of landmarks.
The electricity will be turned off in order to raise awareness of the importance of taking positive and serious steps to reduce consumption rates and stop the wastage of resources by changing our practices Daily to reduce the environmental impact, which contributes to lowering carbon emissions which is one of the biggest challenges facing the world.
As per the updates, launched from Sydney, Australia, the global initiative “Earth Hour” in 2007 has quickly grown into the world’s largest popular environmental movement, inspiring individuals, communities, companies and organizations in more than 188 countries and regions to take concrete action to address the impacts of climate change.
The Earth Clock is the oldest means of awareness and the oldest global environmental event, and reason is that the date of the event was chosen to coincide with the last Saturday of March every year, close to the time of the spring equinox, that is equal to night and day, and to ensure the participation of most of the world’s cities at the close time of night in these cities, as an hour moves The Earth across time zones respectively.