“The business community has an incredible ability and responsibility to engage employees, customers and suppliers to create a sustainable future for our planet, and we therefore welcome the involvement of major international businesses such as Hilton in Earth Hour,” said Andy Ridley, global director of Earth Hour, for the WWF.
Earth Hour was organized for the first time in Sydney, Australia, when 2.2 million people and companies switched off their lights for an hour. A year later, the event went global, involving 50 million people from 35 countries. In total, 931 cities in the world have entered the program, seven of which are in Romania: Bucharest, Timisoara, Iasi, Brasov, Botosani, Cluj-Napoca and Tulcea.
In Bucharest, lights were going to be switched off at the Parliament Palace, Romanian Opera House, Romanian Athenaeum, National Art Museum and the National Military Center.