Caring for our planet: 14 parks to join Earth Hour environmental event

March 26
Parks and pedestrian areas

Earth Hour international environmental event will take place in Moscow on 28 March, with 14 parks of the Department of Culture to join. On this day, 08:30 pm till 09:30 pm, architectural lighting, light art objects and lighting of some pedestrianised areas in the parks will be switched off.

Gorky Park will turn off architectural and artistic lighting of the 18 m central entrance arch. Sokolniki Park will switch off illumination at the central entrance, on the Alley of Arches, and the architectural lighting of the Park's Directorate building for one hour.

Park Pobedy on Poklonnaya Gora is to turn off the illumination of memorial steles on the central alley dedicated to the frontlines and fleets of the Great Patriotic War. Decorative lighting elements of the central entrance and the Park Directorate buildings will go out in Izmailovsky Park. Tsaritsyno Museum Reserve will turn off façade lighting of the Grand and Small palaces, Opera and Bread houses, and the Big Bridge over the ravine. 50-Letiya Oktyabrya Park will turn off the illuminated Ladoshki art object. Fili Park will switch off the lighting of its entrance group.

Babushkinsky Park will also join Earth Hour, with the illuminated ‘Babushkinsky Park’ letter installation and the lighting of the entrance group to be switched off. Lianozovsky and Tagansky parks will turn off the decorative façade lighting on their buildings. Lights in public catering areas and at the Big Vorontsovsky Pond will go out in Vorontsovo Estate.

In the Bauman Garden, the administration building's illumination will go out. The lights on the central squares will be turned off in Kuzminki and Krasnaya Presnya parks.

Photo: Yuliya Ivanko

Parks to join Earth Hour:

— Fili Park;

— 50-Letiya Oktyabrya Park;

— Gorky Park;

— Lianozovsky Park;

— Sokolniki Park;

— Izmailovsky Park;

— Babushkinsky Park;

— Vorontsovo Estate;

— Park Pobedy on Poklonnaya Gora;

— Tsaritsyno Museum Reserve;

— Kuzminki Park;

— Tagansky Park;

— Krasnaya Presnya Park;

— Bauman Garden.

Earth Hour, an international environmental campaign, has been held in Moscow since 2009 by the Moscow Government together with WWF. It aims to raise awareness of environmental protection and sustainability.

In 2019, 188 countries and more than two billion people joined the campaign, including about 30 million Russians. This year, it will be about environmental activism. Everyone can take part in the Earth Hour. To support it, just turn off the light and all electrical appliances at your place for one hour, from 08:30 pm till 09:30 pm.


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