Loulé turns off the lights again as part of Earth Hour

On March 23rd, between 20:30 pm and 21:30 pm

The Municipality of Loulé will once again be one of the points on the Globe where the lights will go out, as part of Earth Hour, on March 23rd, between 20:30 pm and 21:30 pm.

This is a symbolic moment of reflection on climate change, an environmental action promoted internationally by the global nature conservation organization Associação Natureza Portugal | World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

“Small actions with big impact” is the motto for this year’s Earth Hour.

«This initiative has become a moment of action, remembering that we can and must all play an active role in preserving and recovering nature», says the Municipality of Loulé.

At a local level, the Municipality of Loulé undertakes to turn off the lights in several buildings and public spaces in the municipality, for 60 minutes, on this 23rd: Paços do Concelho, Edifício Eng.º Duarte Pacheco/Assembleia Municipal, Monumento Eng.º Duarte Pacheco, Loulé Municipal Market, Cineteatro Louletano, Loulé de Loulé Castle Wall, Quarteira Municipal Center and buildings of the parish councils of S. Sebastião, S. Clemente, Quarteira, Almancil, Salir, Querença, Tôr, Benafim, Boliqueime, Alte and Ameixial.

This initiative is linked to one of the Municipality's most important goals, meeting the goals related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

For more than 15 years, Earth Hour, a historic WWF event, has represented a global movement of millions of people around the world who come together, through a symbolic gesture, to express their commitment to the Planet.

This initiative emerged in Sydney, Australia, when, in a stance against climate change, 2,2 million people and more than 2 thousand companies turned off their lights for 60 minutes.