Morocco World News
Fez, March 28, 2012
Tangier and Tetouan are among some Moroccan cities that will celebrate International Earth Day, March 31, in their own way. The demonstration is entitled “Earth Hour” by turning the lights off of their most outstanding monuments and buildings for sixty minutes starting from 8 pm on the same day.
This global demonstration is locally organized by Ribat al-Fath Association, Zagora Foundation for Education and Environment, and World Wide Fund for Nature (WFN) to help spreading awareness of the need to maintain ecological balances and sensitizing the subject of energy economy and the risks of global warming and the call to climate change unit.
The idea of “Earth Hour”, organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WFN), initially started in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 when the whole city lived for one hour in darkness to reflect on the excessive consumption of electrical energy and the pollution that results from the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2).