MUNRFE conducted the Earth Hour for the fifth time
On March 24-27, MUNRFE Vladivostok Club has joined the global environmental movement and conducted the Earth Hour project in the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). FEFU has supported the event by switching off the non-essential lights in its main building for one hour.
The Earth Hour brought together more than 80 people from the Far East of Russia. It included lectures by invited experts, a movie marathon, quest, and switching off the lights. The event was supported by the Amur Branch of the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF).
On the first day of the project Ms. Tatyana Tonkikh, an expert of the volunteer movement “Separate collection” in Vladivostok and creator of eco-taxi – a service for garbage collection, delivered a lecture on why nature is our main ally in the fight against the climate crisis. The second day was devoted to a movie marathon and an eco-quiz. The third day was marked by a lecture from Mr. Arshak Makichyan, a well-known Russian eco-activist and a coordinator of the “FridaysForFuture” project - a global strike for climate action. Ms. Yulia Shelaputina, an eco-activist from Krasnoyarsk and curator of the “Eco Bomb” initiative that promotes planting trees in urban areas, shared with the participants information about how to embrace a zero-waste lifestyle.
Several people received prizes from the partners of the event – rope park “PandaPark”, shop “Eta Grusha” and a shop of eco-presents “Craft”. Ms. Valeria Ryazantseva and Ms. Alyona Luzhnaya were recognized as the winners of the eco-quiz, the “Pink Panther” team won the quest, and Mr. Marat Kurbanov received the prize as the most active participant.
The Earth Hour is a global movement uniting people to take action on environmental issues and protect the planet. Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world’s largest grassroots movements for the environment.