This of course happens every few weeks in towns and villages in Bulgaria. Power cuts and electricity switched off are common place here and not must for one hour either. This can last all day or longer. This of course is not in aid of a greener world. So the one hour power cut is not a novelty at all in Bulgaria.
The WWF has announced that 49 Bulgarian cities are set to take part in Earth Hour 2010 on Saturday evening at 20:30.
Bulgaria will take part in Earth Hour 2010, which is the country’s third participation in the event.
The WWF also announced that 125 countries and 4000-5000 cities worldwide will join in by switching off electrical appliances for one hour on Saturday evening, the action being a mainly symbolical global call to action to every individual, business and every community throughout the world to save energy and help prevent the deterioration of the global climate.
The idea behind it is for people to gather, to spend some time with friends in "peace and quiet", and have time to reflect on "themselves and their lives", the WWF continued..
The idea for Earth Hour originated in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, when 2,2 million homes and businesses turned their lights off for one hour to make their stand against climate change.
The Australian initiative proved highly popular around the world and a year later Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries joining in.