Volunteers from the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) in Chile, along with representatives of various organizations, attended the call of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) to celebrate Earth Hour.
In Calama, Antofagasta, La Serena, Valparaiso, Santiago, Curicó, Talca, Concepción, Temuco and Valdivia hundreds of citizens joined the environmental movement of citizen participation for the benefit of Mother Earth.
Each year, Chilean activists, through the International Children of Mother Earth Program, join this movement and turn off their lights for an hour to demonstrate their commitment in the fight against climate change, and to join efforts in order to build an future in which human beings and nature are in harmony.
Chileans in action
In La Serena, the activity took place in the Plaza de Armas of the commune and frontis of the regional government building, where environmentalists and university students attended the house of studies of this town.
Likewise, in Valparaíso, an act of celebration was held in Plaza Echaurren, in which a delegation from WWF Chile participated, as well as members of the Valpo Urban Lab organizations, The Amazing Bike and the Furious Cycling Movement of this city.
In Santiago, in the Plaza de la Constitución, the Emissions Free Caravan was deployed, under the concept of sustainable urban mobility. The walk ended in the Plaza de Bolsillo in the commune of Independencia and was attended by Susana Jiménez, Minister of Environment and Marcela Cubillo, Minister of Energy.
From 8:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. the lights of the Palacio de la Moneda and its surroundings were extinguished, during this time the activists for peace, with banners and slogans made a call of conscience to the citizenship about caring for the planet.
In the hill Carlos Condell de Curicólos activists of the Chimbarongo and Chépica communes, held a day of awareness to alert the community about the environmental impact and promote actions for the restoration of nature.
Children, youth and adults from Talca, concentrated in the Las Rastras sector. In Concepción, the Guardians for thr Peace of Mother Earth (environmental movement of the GEAP) carried out the velatón in the Ecuador Park. In Temuco, the activity took place in the vicinity of the Alonso de Ercilla School.
In the plaza of the Republic of Valdivia, the Rural Forest organization, the Cyclist Association of this city and the Department of Environment of the municipality also connected to Earth Hour.