Today at exactly 8.30pm lights will go off all over Croatia to mark Earth Hour 2019. Earth Hour started as a lights-out event in Sydney in 2007. It has grown in stature over the years, as more than 180 countries and territories are now involved. More than 17,900 landmarks and monuments turned their lights off during last year’s event.
This year's action, the largest global initiative in the world, is held under the slogan "#Connect2Earth". Today at 8.30pm to 9.30pm lights will be turned off all over the world to mark this day organised by World Wide Fund for Nature.
"Croatia has readily responded to the Planet Earth Plan and more than 80 cities on Saturday will darken their centres and recognizable landmarks at 20:30 for 60 minutes," commented Petra Boic Petrač from WWF Adria. Adding that "From the walls of Dubrovnik, the entire Makarska Riviera, the Diocletian Palace in Split and the coast front of Sibenik, the Arena in Pula, Osijek Fortress to the Zagreb Cathedral, tomorrow's many iconic world sights from the Eiffel Tower, London Tower Bridge, the Colosseum in Rome and the Egyptian pyramids will all be in darkness for an hour."