Teguise celebrates Earth Hour with an astronomical observation from the Castle of Santa Barbara

Posted on 29/03/2019 · Posted in Costa Teguise-Teguise News, Lanzarote News

This Saturday, March 30, pedal to the stars from the historical site of Teguise to Guanapay.

Teguise joins WWF events, the largest independent international organization dedicated to the defense of nature and the environment, proposing globally as a challenge to “change climate change”.

Earth Hour 2019 suggests the union of millions of people around the world to turn off lights and act by nature, encouraging everyone to this Saturday, March 30, will join some of the challenges.

The City of Teguise every year collaborates with this initiative by turning off the lights of the fortress of Santa Barbara but this year also poses a march with a very special ending. From the Plaza de La Constitution the people of the Villa will bike to 18 hours, although you can also choose to go on foot, with interpretation of the Historic included, and with a final destination in the volcano Guanapay for stargazing from the Castle of Santa Barbara, with the help of an astronomical grouping to discover the wonders of the sky from 20.30 to 21.30.

In addition, after Earth Hour, from WWF they want to continue to promote sustainable mobility on the island, so this year, propose that Lanzarote to the initiative “30 Days bike” 1 to April 30 also avails for make the island a more sustainable place.

The largest global movement against climate change and protection of nature

Earth Hour was born more than a decade in Sydney in 2007 as a symbolic gesture to draw attention to the problem of climate change. A simple gesture is to turn off the lights of homes, businesses, buildings and emblematic monuments for one hour. A simple action after a growing worldwide movement articulated the planet.

Already part of the movement to defend the thousands of cities in 188 countries put out more than 17,000 monuments and iconic buildings, uniting citizens, businesses, municipalities and institutions, among all, “climate change” nature.

Earth Hour asks Union citizens, municipalities and political groups, companies and organizations to achieve a more respectful nature world.

At present, Earth Hour promotes direct action to combat climate change and develop conservation initiatives beyond the climate share. And so, Earth Hour has become a unique opportunity for the planet by promoting sustainable life styles, promoting renewable development, preserving our forests, oceans and natural resources or fighting biodiversity loss.

We depend on nature to live. Not only gives us the air we breathe, the water we drink, food, medicine and shelter they need, but that sustains the world economic system itself. However, habitat destruction, trafficking of species, pollution and climate change is causing a degradation of the unprecedented nature.

But we are also experiencing an ecological transition that is unstoppable. Finally, governments, cities, businesses and citizens around the world are mobilizing thousands of initiatives for climate and nature are taking place.

Off nature and join several challenges

Saturday March 30, turns off the light from 20:30 to 21:30 h join throughout the day, one or more of these challenges:

# RetoDíaSinCarne: 15,500 liters of water to produce one kilo of meat.

# RetoDíaSinPlástico single use: every year 100 million tons of plastic are discharged into nature.

# RetoDíaSinEmisiones: urban transport is the cause of 30% of all CO2 emissions