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Move for the planet, will you join the challenge?

Earth Hour is a campaign that began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 to take a stand against climate change.

This worldwide movement created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), has been one of the strategies that have mobilized more people in history globally for the same cause, the protection of climate change.

This year, the 15th version will be developed as a way to globally demonstrate concern about climate change and encourage a commitment to finding solutions.

During this date, which is held on the last Saturday of March, and for this occasion will be held on March 26, individuals, companies, governments, and organizations around the world are invited to turn off the lights for one hour, defined each year from 20:30 to 21:30 hours, with the local time of each country.

In addition to inviting us to disconnect, the WWF calls us to a challenge and that is to add up kilometers, to go around the planet as many times as possible choosing the favorite sport and distance to commit to traveling it from each field, being cycling, swimming, skating, walking or running, but to complete the commitment and thus add up kilometers and raise awareness in many households of the responsibility we all have to protect our planet.

Currently, 187 countries participate each year in this campaign and thousands of iconic monuments and buildings in major cities turn off their lights.

These are some of the most important in the world:

- The Eiffel Tower in Paris.

- The Monument to the Revolution and the Angel of Independence in Mexico City.

- The Puerta de Alcalá in Madrid.

- The Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar and the Arc de Triomphe in Barcelona.

- The Giralda and the Cathedral of Seville.

- The Planetarium, the Obelisk, and the Pyramid of May in Buenos Aires.

- The Empire State Building in New York.

- The pyramids of Egypt.

- The Big Ben in London.

... and 12,000 other iconic monuments.

So the invitation is made, next Saturday from every home let's turn off the lights for an hour and all the objects that need energy, let's give a break to our planet and live in commitment to improve our habits day by day and thus contribute to this situation that afflicts us and is climate change.

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