Belarus joined the international campaign Earth Hour on March 25. In 2017, it was held for the tenth time - under the slogan "Change yourself, not the planet."
It united more than 170 countries. During the event, lights went out in the streets and homes on all continents for exactly an hour, in support of the global environment.
Nikolai Svirid, Mingorsvet unitary enterprise:
People account for primary energy consumption in Minsk. These are our apartments. Everyone should turn off electrical appliances during this hour. The environmental effect will be much higher.
The initiative was supported by more than 2 billion people in about 7,000 cities. For the first time, this campaign was held in Australia in 2007.