Our members in the news - Earth Hour 2014

06 April 2014 | Article

 At 8.30 pm on Saturday 29 March 2014, individuals, communities, businesses and governments worldwide will turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – transcending all barriers of race, religion, culture, society, gender, geography and generation in a global celebration of the one thing that unites us all – the planet.

 The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) aims to conserve the biodiversity of Jordan and integrate its conservation programs with socio-economic development, while promoting wider public support and action for the protection of the natural environment within Jordan and its neighboring countries.
As a non-profit non-government environmental organization, RSCN is working to increase people’s awareness on important environmental issues that are impacting Jordan’s nature and wildlife on a local level, while supporting international initiatives that work to defend against threats to the earth as a whole, such as efforts to combat global warming.

In what is anticipated to be the worlds largest ever display of civil action, Earth Hour 2014 saw hundreds of millions of people in cities, towns and municipalities across every continent, turning off lights for one designated hour to celebrate the positive actions they are taking for the planet. This acts as an Open-source platform that brings together a global community engaged in dialogue and resource sharing that inspires real solutions to our environmental challenges.

Earth Hour is by the people for the planet.

Earth Hour began in one city, in one country on Saturday 31 March 2007, when 2.2 million individuals in Sydney, Australia turned off their lights for one hour to stand up for action on climate change. Just one year on, participation in 370 cities and towns in more than 35 countries, turned this single-city initiative into a global sustainability movement, with an estimated 50 to 100 million people around the world switching off their lights for Earth Hour.

Earth Hour is a universal message of hope and action, a community-driven movement limited only by the collective will of the world to want to protect it. Together our actions add up.

Earth Hour 2014 was held in Jordan at  8.30pm, Saturday 29 March. It celebrated  action for the planet with the people of the world through a celebration of Earth Hour that joined more than 500 people at the event, which began from the center of Wild Jordan - Jabal Amman and was sponsored by Hikma Pharmaceuticals.

for more information,

kindly contant The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN):

Ala'a Abdo

pr@rscn.org.jo