On Saturday March 24th Adeje council will turn off most of the borough’s municipal lighting on buildings from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, as part of Earth Hour, an event hosted by the WWF and now celebrated all over the world annually.
“Here in Adeje we are taking part in this global symbolic gesture against climate change and for the care of our environment. Our commitment to our planet is strong, and here, in the borough, we have been changing over the lighting on our street lamps to more sustainable bulbs, and increasing the number of public green zones, thus contributing to the improvement in air quality” explained Adeje councillor for the environment Esther Rivero Vargas.
Earth Hour began in 2007, and Adeje signed up in 2012 and have taken part annually ever since then. The councillor says, “Every little bit helps, and if millions of people make small changes we can build a future based on clean energies for the benefit of the planet.”
During the hour in question the lights along the Fañabe beach will be turned off as will those lighting up the Casa Fuerte, the exteriors of municipal sports centres, cultural centres, the main Town Hall, the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA) and other public buildings. In parks, along some tourist zones, and in the Plaza de España, lighting will be reduced.
The WWF Earth Hour is now marked in over seven thousands towns and cities and the Adeje council are inviting residents to take part in the initiative too.
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