Adeje Ayuntamiento says that it will again be taking part in the world-wide Earth Hour initiative tomorrow, Saturday 19 March, by turning off lights throughout the municipality between 8.30pm and 9.30pm. Earth Hour is organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) with the aim of encouraging moves to reduce CO2 emissions around the planet. Adeje environment councillor Esther Rivero Vargas said that “we are making this symbolic gesture against climate change. Our commitment to the environment is resolute and we are 100% behind this global movement”.
Earth Hour was first celebrated in 2007 and Adeje began its involvement in 2012, and has continued to be part of the event every year since. The lights outside the Casa Fuerto (the old Fort), the sports centres, cultural centres throughout the municipality, and the Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA) in El Galéon will be switched off. In public parks they will just be dimmed for safety reasons.
The council encourages everyone to take part in the initiative, saying that together the peoples of the world can speak with a stronger voice. “Every single gesture, every individual’s contribution, every small action, if taken by millions of people, will help build a future based on clean energies and with a healthier planet”, said Rivero Vargas.