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What is Earth Hour and Why do the Lights go Out?

Earth Hour is the only largest and most participant event on Earth. With small actions such as turning off electrical appliances when not in use, saving water, planting more trees will bring great significance to the community, creating a habit of saving energy and protecting the environment all year.

1. What is Earth Hour?

As an annual international event, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) advises households and businesses to turn off electric lights and electrical appliances that do not affect living in An hour from 8:30 am to 9:30 pm (local time) on the last Saturday in March every year.

2. What is the purpose of Earth Hour?

Earth Hour aims to encourage a global community to unite to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a world of sustainable development.

3. What time does the Earth ask people to do?

When joining the Earth Hour campaign, turn off your lights at 20:30 to 21:30 Saturday, March 29, 2014. But do it a lot, more and more many times over time.

4. When was the Earth Hour held?

The first Earth Hour event on March 31, 2007. WWF-Australia inspired the Sydney-siders to support climate change. More than 2.2 million individuals and 2,000 businesses turned off the lights for an hour during the first Earth Hour event. Earth Hour 2014 will mark the eighth year of the campaign.

5. What is the message of Earth Hour 2014?

Campaign Earth Hour 2014 with the message throughout “Take Action to Green Earth” includes activities: Green Destination Program, Green School, Collective Painting Theme Energy Saving – Climate, active cycling.

6. What do you know about Earth Hour 2014 in Vietnam?

Along with Earth Hour 2014 in Vietnam is the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) and the technical assistance of the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam. Ambassadors for the campaign this year: Danish ambassador to Vietnam John Nielsen, runner Thuy Van and singer Bảo Tâm.

“Take action to make the Earth more green” is the main slogan of the Green Earth Hour campaign in Vietnam hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade with many activities calling for all organizations, individuals, families and businesses. Please help to protect the environment, fight climate change.

The light off ceremony will take place from 20h30 to 21h30 Saturday, March 29, 2014.

7. Turn off the lights are dangerous? What will public safety be like?

Earth time just asked people to turn off unnecessary lights for an hour, Do not turn off the lights that affect public safety. Earth Hour is a celebration of the planet, it is important to enjoy the moment in a safe environment.

8. What lights should be turned off in order to remain safe?

It depends on you but usually the main lights in the room, outdoor lighting without compromising safety, decorative lights, neon lights for advertising, televisions, table lamps, etc.

There is a Some of the lights that we can not turn off include: Safety lights in public spaces, air traffic lights, traffic lights, security lights, etc.

In your own home, keep the lights on. For safety purposes: Night lamps in the room, light stairs. Make sure you have an alternative source of light before Earth Hour begins, such as a torch, Candles or flashlights. We do it in the spirit of Earth Hour but still have to ensure the safety of ourselves, our family and our community.

9. How to use candles for your Earth Hour event?

If you plan to use candlelit alternatives during Earth Hour, use 100% wax or soy candles because it is non-toxic and hypoallergenic and does not affect the environment. They are made from natural products, not from petroleum, so are effectively carbon neutral (the CO2 they emit has been taken from the air to produce wax). Many places in the world have replaced the use of candles with LEDs for earth Hour as a way to promote the use of energy efficient lighting, a key to sustainable development. If you use candles, please carefully follow these tips:
– Candles should only be used under the supervision of an adult.
Must have supervision when the candle burns to avoid fire.
– Candles should be kept away from children and pets.
– Turn off the candle before going to bed.
Keep a safe distance between easy candles and liquids, and combustible gases.
Candles should be isolated from flammable materials such as paper, curtains and clothing.
– Candles should not be placed near windows because they can be blown. Blinds and curtains can also catch fire.
– Candles should be placed on a stable, stable surface.

10. Will our city be dark at this event?

In Earth Hour, not all are dark. This is a voluntary action by participants to demonstrate their commitment to a planet-friendly change. For many businesses in city skyscrapers or government buildings, lights are off at the end of the Friday workday before Earth Hour. Therefore, there is usually no significant difference immediately, which is the gradual lightening from the previous day. Places of interest or large icons such as commercial areas, symbolic areas, … are off for an hour and show us significant changes.

11. If all turn on the lights at the same time will cause mutation and power failure?

Each person organizes Earth Hour in different ways for different lengths of time. Many people continue to turn off the electricity beyond the Earth Hour. After eight years of organizing the event, it was clear everyone did not turn on their lights at the same time.

twelfth. Why is Earth Hour celebrated at the end of March?
Since this is the time of spring and fall, the fecal points in the northern and southern hemispheres respectively, allow the near-sunset time to coincide in both hemispheres, thereby ensuring direct impact. Most important for the global event ‘turn off the lights’.

13. How many cities, countries, landmarks have participated in Earth Hour 2013?

Earth Hour 2013 has taken place in over 7001 cities and towns in 154 countries and territories across all seven continents. Hundreds of millions of people turn off their lights for one hour, and the strongest growth since 2009. About 3395 celebrities have joined.

In 2014, it is estimated that there are about 4,800 cities in the world with more than 1 billion people attending.

14 Who can participate?

Earth Hour is a campaign for anyone and anyone who wants to share a pledge to make this planet better.

15. How can more do for Earth Hour than just turning off the lights?

You can fund a project or add your voice to support projects anywhere in the world about Green Earth Hour.

16. How did Earth Hour last year reduced its energy consumption?

Earth Hour is a symbolic act. Therefore, no energy or carbon reductions will be measured. Earth Hour is an initiative that encourages individuals, businesses and governments around the world to take responsibility for the ecological problems they cause and to engage in dialogue and exchange, Provide real solutions to mitigate climate change. Joining Earth Hour is symbolic of a commitment to change later.

17. What is the meaning of Earth Hour Logo?

The logo of the program was built from a map of the globe, cut by the number 60 minutes to call off power. The “+” mark after the 60 with the meaning of Earth Hour is not just 60 minutes but more. Green mainstream also means that we act to make the Earth more green. After the 60 with the meaning of Earth Hour does not stop at 60 minutes but more. Green mainstream also means that we act to make the Earth more green. After the 60 with the meaning of Earth Hour does not stop at 60 minutes but more. Green mainstream also means that we act to make the Earth more green.

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