The association G in partnership with SHAAMS, Berytech and strategic environmental organizations, organized an incredible event in Beirut, Biel center, gathering more than 1500 youngsters and individuals passionate for the environment, to celebrate “Earth Hour” Lebanon, on March 28, 2015. The minister of environment launched the event, sharing his appreciation to all attendees and support and encouragement to all the initiatives they are developing for a greener Lebanon highlighting: “Let us unite for the environment and save our earth specially for future generations & “we can make Earth Hour a monthly hour and not just necessarily annual hour and use eco-friendly approach in our way of living”.
Young talents, artists, singers and organizations showcased extraordinary entertainment shows based on eco-friendly lighting and material. Representatives of strategic touristic locations in the city turned off the light of their organizations, showing support to this global cause. The event was broadcasted on major tv channels, maximizing the event impact and raising awareness on solar and renewable energy. All the event was built around zero energy, zero waste and zero carbon concept. The ceremony was held at the Pavillon Royal Hall in Biel within the framework of the global movement for Earth Hour which is shared by millions of 162 countries around the world.
Local partners joined forces with SHAAMS and Berytech, featuring JCI Beirut and Zero Waste Act.
Berytech supported actively the project being the communication leader for SHAAMS, an EU-funded project which aims at promoting solar and renewable energies in the Mediterranean countries.
About Earth Hour:
Earth Hour is WWF’s global environmental movement. As one of the first open-sourced climate change campaigns, Earth Hour has grown from a symbolic event in one city to the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment. In 2014, Earth Hour engaged individuals, businesses and organizations in over 7,000 cities and 162 countries and territories during the hour and beyond. In 2015, Earth Hour aims to harness the power of its millions of supporters worldwide to change climate change.
WWF is one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over five million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries. WWF’s mission is to stop the degradation of the earth’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world’s biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.