On Saturday 25 March, European project Stars4all has participated – along with WWF – in Earth Hour. On its tenth anniversary, this global action continues to raise global awareness of the need to take action on climate change, pollutant emissions, energy saving and light pollution.
Earth Hour began in 2007 in Sydney (Australia) thanks to the support of then-Mayor Clover Moore. Today it is a global movement that has gradually added emblematic spaces such as the Empire State, Sears Tower, Bank of America, Roman Coliseum, London City Hall or Royal Castle of Stockholm, and countries like Israel, Spain, Philippines, Bangkok, Ecuador, Mexico, Honduras, Uganda …
Nobody can be alien to this crusade today, in which the project Stars4all has participated this year in its task of spreading and showing the problems caused by light pollution in the urban environment.
In the United States, Earth Hour coincides with an event known as National Dark-Sky Week, which seeks the collaboration of citizens of the country to show the beauty of the night skies when artificial lights do not interfere.
This year, Stars4all has taken to the Plaza de Oriente in Madrid its own night skies, through the images collected within the project’s astronomical phenomena expeditions. Thanks to WWF Spain about 300 persons were able to receive a photograph and a message describing the damages caused by the light pollution.
See our images in Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHskTr39U7
Video of the event: https://youtu.be/dfdh3hA17_o