As all over the world was Earth Hour

Earth Hour - a global annual international event organized by the World Wildlife Fund, which is held annually in one of the last Saturday in March. As part of this action for one hour around the world turn off the lights and all electrical appliances, and popular attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, the Roman Colosseum, the London Eye and the other immersed in darkness.

As all over the world was Earth Hour

St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow.

Earth Hour - an annual international event held by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Held on the last Saturday of March and calls for all - individuals, organizations, schools, municipalities, commercial establishments - turn off the lights and other non-vital electrical appliances (except the elevator) for one hour, to stimulate interest in climate change, energy, the unification of mankind.

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The Parthenon, Athens.

For the first time this event was organized by the World Wildlife Fund in Australia, together with the publication of The Sydney Morning Herald in 2007 and the following year received the world's support, and in 2009 has become the most mass action in the history of mankind - by WWF estimates that it touched more billion people on the planet. In Russia, Earth Hour is held since 2009.

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State House, Beirut.

In 2016, Earth Hour was held on Saturday, March 19 from 20:30 to 21:30 local time.

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Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan

The main theme of Earth Hour human ecological footprint was announced in 2016 and the main slogan was the phrase "Take a step towards the planet." All indifferent WWF has offered to take the test, "Who are you to the planet?" And learn their "ecological footprint" on the Earth. As in 2015, the participants of the flash mob can mark your location on the map of the country - on the basis of the shares will be calculated the most active participating cities.

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Guozijian, Beijing.

Geological engineer by training Konstantin Ranks argues that the action "Earth Hour" is meaningless as an immediate action to reduce energy consumption, since energy generation turbines at the stations can not stop for a small period of time.

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Harrods - the most famous department store in London.

It is also noted that the massive reduction in energy consumption could create problems due to the fact that the resulting jump in consumption creates a load on the power after mass switching of electrical loads that can trigger activation of protection systems and cause surges, accidents at power plants.

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Water Tower, Malmö, Sweden.

The WWF, in response to criticism of the reply that the action is symbolic and not aimed at saving electricity.

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Piccadilly Circus, London.

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The Palace of Westminster, London.

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Sydney Opera House, Sydney.

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The Eiffel Tower in Paris.