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Earth Hour

30.03.2019 - 30.03.2019 |Kaikki

The world’s largest climate event WWF Earth Hour is coming on this week’s Saturday on the 30th of March at 20.30-21.30. Where do you turn off the lights? With this symbolic gesture, everyone can express their concern about the state of our climate crisis and environment to decision-makers. So, Earth Hour is not a campaign for saving energy. In 2019 for the fifth year in a row in Finland, Earth Hour is the world’s largest candlelight dinner, with the aim of raising discussion about the climate impact of food.

The University of Eastern Finland participates in Earth Hour by switching off the lights at both campuses in Joensuu and Kuopio. UEF wants to remind everyone that small things can be done for the climate. Both of our campus cities are also taking part in the event: Kuopio by switching off the lights of its buildings and Joensuu by switching off the streetlights. In Kuopio and Joensuu, a few restaurants will also change their lights to atmospheric candles.

You can check your local events from this page (unfortunately only in Finnish).