MPEI joins Earth Hour world performance
27 March, 2021, as a sign of unindifference towards
the future of the planet, MPEI turned off the frontlighting of the MPEI Campus
buildings. The University became a participant of the vastest ecology action on
the planet - Earth Hour. Its goal is to draw attention to the responsibility
for the nature and planet resources.
This event was organized for the first time by WWF in
Australia in 2007. In Russia, the Earth Hour is conducted for the 13th time. In
2019, the performance involved more than 2 billion people from 188 countries,
including 30 million Russian citizens from 800 cities.
The Earth Hour is conventionally carried out on the
last and next-to-last Saturday of March. In 2021, it was dedicated to the
openness of ecology information.
To join the event, it was needed to unplug all the
electric devices for an hour between 20:30 and 21:30 on March 27 and spend this
time with lights turned off.
On Friday, March 26, MPEI Rector spoke about the Earth
Hour performance in the interview of the Izvestiya and clarified the situation
with the issues of the event.