Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia Sergey Donskoy sent telegrams to the heads of federal subjects of Russia to support Earth Hour
In the telegram S.Donskoy requests to support the action in order to attract attention to ecology and environmental management issues and to ensure disconnection of external illumination of large architectural and engineering constructions in the capitals of the regions.
The head of the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia Sergey Donskoy will take part in the opening of the "Earth Hour" action on Red Square. Environmental flash mob near the Kremlin will take place on Saturday, 19th of March, from 20:30 to 21:30. The head of the Moscow City Nature Management and Environmental Protection Department Anton Kulbachevsky and WWF-Russia director Igor Chestin will also take part in the event.
The action "Earth Hour" will take place in local time. In Russia, it will be held for the 8th time. The building of Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and its subordinate agencies and services will remain without the external lighting for an hour. The action also involves Russian protected areas: 48 National Parks and 103 National Nature Reserve. In the framework of the action, all protected areas from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad, inform about it on their official websites and pages on social networks. Polistovsky Reserve also joins the "Earth Hour", and calls all readers to turn off electrical appliances in their homes for an hour on the 19th of March.
The slogan of the action in 2016 - "Take a step towards the planet!" The main theme of this year's Earth Hour is the ecological footprint - the area of wilderness of both land and sea needed to supply resources to a human population and to assimilate human waste.
The ecological footprint is a load indicator on the environment produced by people, organizations, regions, and nations as a whole.
Information message of the press service of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russia