Here we are, ready for the second edition of Earth Hour SHAAMS across the Mediterranean!
All teams have worked hard from Lebanon to Spain, and the programme is really impressive this year, with events happening in 5 countries:
The Alexandria Library has organized a field visit to the Alex University of Renewable Energy Center for their youth groups during the week. On Saturday a lecture on the future of using solar energy in Egypt will be given and Earth Hour will be celebrated by students and young peple inside the library.
The Hilton hotel chain in Egypt will join the Earth hour celebration by switching off their lights from 8.30 to 9.30. See:
from North to South, Earth Hour will be celebrated in Italy, but the SHAAMS project especially supports activities in Naples on Earth Hour night. Students who have participated in educational workshops in the last months will join and share what they have learned, through workshops which will be organized from Saturday afternoon on one of the city’s main squares – Piazza Dante. A performance producing energy from lemon juice (!) will also be done by the artist Ennio Bertrand. On the night, all the key buildings of the city will be switched off and a concert and candlelit performance will take place on piazza Dante.
Join Earth Hour in Dar Al Saraya Museum! A discussion panel with the local governors and private sector will open the celebration. Educational training games are organised as a continuation of what has been developed with students since January. A special ceremony will reward the winners of the video competition “Use your power”. A candlelit event will be organised on the main square with the presence of the popular folkloric Band Arab.
An impressive programme in Lebanon, where more than 1500 youngsters, artists, organizations and professionals will unite to celebrate earth hour and share their environmental passion, at Biel, Beirut, switching off major strategic locations in the city. Environmental shows, standup comedian, singers, bands and dancers will create an amazing programme, raising awareness on solar and renewable energy, while maximizing the event impact with the support of the media partners. A fundraising activity is also planned to support local NGOs.
Barcelona will be the Earth Hour SHAAMS city tomorrow with workshops on solar energy organized for young people and visits to the Fabrica del Sol (a museum entirely dedicated to renewable energy) in the afternoon. In the evening the switch off event will take place with an unplugged concert by the international band Gadjo and a performance with solar lamps. The event is supported of the city hall, the Chamber of Commerce and Funditech. WWF will be joined by 350.org who is organizing a candlelight picnic with us.