The Czech capital Prague will join other major capitals and cities around the world in Earth Hour on Saturday night, turning off lights at major sites.
Landmarks all over the capital, including Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, and the Žižkov TV tower, will be going dark between 8:30 and 9:30 pm, to call attention to the looming threat of climate change.
Over a decade later, Earth Hour has become one of the world’s largest grassroots movements focused on saving the environment, celebrated every year on 28 March.
Last year, 10 million people took part in Earth Hour, raising awareness and money for climate and nature initiatives around the world. Cities and towns in 150 countries will be switching off their lights, and Prague is helping to lead the way.
The initiative, which was started by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), took root as a lights-out event in Sydney back in 2007.
Since then, however, it has grown into one of the world’s largest grassroots environment-focused movements, with millions of people engaging every year.
List of landmarks that will be going dark between 8:30 and 9:30 pm”
National Theater, Church of St. Prokop (Žižkov), Žofín, Mánes, Malostranská mostecká věž, Památník Vítkov, Kostel sv. Antonín, Vyšehrad National Monument, Church of St. Ludmila (Nám. Míru), Loreta, Černín Palace, House of Artists (Rudolfinum), Church of St. Mikuláš and the Monument to Jan Hus (Old Town Square), Old Town Hall, Kranner’s Fountain, Chapel of St. Crosses, Charles Bridge, Petrin Lookout Tower, Church of St. Havel, Estates Theater, Čech Bridge, Rotunda of St. Mary Magdalene, Municipal House, Powder Gate, Church of St. Cyril and Methodius (Karlín), Church of Emmaus, Church of St. Jan Nepomucký Na Skalce, Strahov Monastery, Church. St. Apolináře, Church of St. Spirit, Statue of Franz Kafka, Church of St. Simon and Jude, Týn Church, Church of St. Haštala, Church of St. Jakub Staršího, Statue of TGM, Church of St. Norbert, Church of St. Ignatius, State Opera, Church of the Sacred Heart of the Lord, Church of St. Peter (Dubeček), Church of St. Martin (Řepy), Sovovy mlýny, Church of Our Lady Victorious, Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Vinoř), Libeň Chateau, Church of St. Fabian and Sebastian, Church of St. Remigia, Chapel, school and park in Dolní Měcholupy, Memorial to the Victims of Communism, Church of St. Cyril and Methodius (Nebušice), Baba Ruins.