The GEAP added thousands of volunteers to Earth Hour: Record of global participation in 2016
Activists for Peace light candles to promote the compliance with the COP21 measures in the fight against climate change
With the conviction that the future of Mother Earth is in the hands of humanity, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) joined the worldwide call of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) to celebrate Earth Hour 2016, adding thousands of volunteers from Latin America, Spain and the United States, in the alert on the urgency to fight against climate change and make the Paris Agreement 2015, COP21, a reality.
The peace activists turned off their lights on March 19 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., local time of each time zone, in this world darkening with the slogan: "Now is the time. Change for the climate ", which had a record of participation of 178 countries, with millions of citizens who are asking for the commitment of everyone towards climate change.
The Executive President of the GEAP, Dr. William Soto and the international director of this organization, led the participation of the activists, who symbolically carried out the lighting of candles, as a sign of their firm commitment to promoting a sustainable green citizenship culture, in harmony with Mother Earth, one of the objectives of the International Program Children of Mother Earth.
"We are determined to protect the planet against degradation, even through sustainable consumption and production, sustainable management of its natural resources and urgent measures to address climate change, so that it can meet the needs of present and future generations. ", Dr. Soto.
In more than 18 countries, GEAP volunteers, in addition to turning off their lights, promoted the massive participation of people in different states, cities and localities, in addition to the initiative of the WWF, considered the largest campaign of environmental mobilization in history, which celebrates ten years in this edition.
The promotion and dissemination of this initiative by social networks was one of the actions implemented by activists to promote citizen participation, with the registration of a large number of diverse and creative photographs alluding to the celebration. From families in their homes, to thousands of people in public areas. Among the hashtags spread, were: #GEAP #ClimateChange #ChildrenOfMotherEarth #EarthHour2016 #Planet #CO2 #MotherEarth.
Earth Hour began in 2007, in Sydney, Australia, as a symbolic gesture of the fight against climate change. The main objective is to promote climate actions that ensure a 100% renewable future, because Earth Hour, more than an hour, is a global symbol that aims to expand its message 365 days a year.
The WWF is one of the most important nature conservation organizations in the world, present in more than 100 countries, and has the support of 5 million people, companies and organizations from the 6 continents. (https://www.earthhour.org/)