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ARGENTINA PASSES LAW TO MAKE BANCO NAMUNCURÁ (BURDWOOD) FIRST OCEANIC MPA
After a people powered campaign for Earth Hour 2013, Argentina’s Senate has unanimously approved the creation of "Banco Namuncurá (Burdwood)", a 3.4 million hectare Marine Protected Area (MPA) that will more than triple the proportion of the Argentine seas under protection.
WWF'S EARTH HOUR CITY CHALLENGE TAKES FLIGHT AS CITIES AIM TO CREATE CLIMATE FRIENDLY LIFESTYLES
Gland, April 30, 2013 – As the UNFCCC working group tasked to discuss the scope, structure and design of the new 2015 global climate agreement convenes in Bonn this week, WWF urges delegates to recognize and gain inspiration from the key role cities are playing in the transformation toward a sustainable, 100% renewable energy future.
THE INSPIRATION OF ONE HOUR GOES BEYOND THE HOUR
MARCH 24 2013 SINGAPORE: Earth Hour has just concluded another record sweep around our planet from Samoa on one side of the International Date Line to the Cook Islands on the other, with hundreds of millions again uniting to send a clear message - we are determined to create a sustainable future for our planet.
EARTH HOUR KICKS OFF AROUND THE WORLD
23 March 2013, SINGAPORE: Earth Hour, the lights-off initiative of the WWF that has become the iconic symbol of people’s concern and commitment to save the planet, kicked off in Samoa a few hours ago and is on its way across the globe as over 7,000 cities, towns and municipalities across more than 150 countries and territories go dark for an hour of expressed and inspired solidarity.
KREMLIN AND RED SQUARE SWITCH OFF FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR EARTH HOUR
MARCH 22 2013, MOSCOW/SINGAPORE: For the very first time, Russia’s Kremlin, the residence of the President, and Red Square will switch off for Earth Hour tomorrow at 8:30PM to celebrate Earth Hour’s largest conservation outcome so far.
UN SECRETARY GENERAL CALLS ON WORLD TO MOBILISE BEYOND THE HOUR
MARCH 22 2013, NEW YORK: In a message to the world on the eve of the seventh Earth Hour, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has set the agenda for this year’s hour of inspiration.
With the impact of climate change and environmental damage being palpably felt in people’s lives in cities and homes across the planet - from major flooding in Jakarta, fires in Australia, smog in China’s cities, to Hurricane Sandy in the USA - the recognition that increasingly extreme weather is harming families, communities and economies has brought the need for action to the forefront of the campaign.
LANDMARKS GO DARK TO CELEBRATE MAJOR ENVIRONMENTAL OUTCOMES FOR EARTH HOUR
MARCH 20 2013, SINGAPORE: From the Sydney Opera House to Table Mountain, The Petronas Towers to The Brandenburg Gate, and The Tokyo Tower to The Empire State Building - a long list of the most recognisable icons across the globe will be participating in Earth Hour 2013 this Saturday March 23 at 8:30PM, as the world’s largest movement for the planet celebrates the environmental outcomes generated by its participants around the world.
VANCOUVER CROWNED EARTH HOUR CAPITAL 2013
Gland, Switzerland – WWF’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) has recognised the City of Vancouver, Canada, for its innovative actions on climate change and dedication to create a sustainable, pleasant urban environment for current and future residents.
ZINKIA ENTERTAINMENT’S “POCOYO™” TO SERVE AS GLOBAL KIDS’ AMBASSADOR FOR EARTH HOUR 2013
MARCH 18 2013, MADRID, SPAIN: World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Earth Hour today announced that Pocoyo would serve a third term as Earth Hour’s Global Kids’ Ambassador, spearheading the initiative to reach kids through a new partnership with the organization, Ocean Defenders Alliance Organization.
WORLD’S YOUTH ARE INSPIRING PEOPLE TO SAVE THE PLANET THROUGH EARTH HOUR
MARCH 18 2013, SINGAPORE: “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today,” said Malcolm X. No statement better exemplifies the actions of the kids, teenagers and young adults across the globe who are inspiring their communities to take part in Earth Hour in 2013. Their extraordinary stories of courage and determination are inspiring others to follow the lead of these young Earth Hour champions who are rallying their communities to go beyond the hour for Earth Hour on March 23 at 8:30PM.