Earth Hour at the Grand-Place
On Saturday 25 March 2023, the City of Brussels will participate again in the Earth Hour event of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). From 8:30 pm, the lights of the City Hall and the facades of the Grand-Place will be switched off for an hour.
From 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, a string quartet will play by candlelight on the Grand-Place.
In the run-up to this symbolic hour, the WWF offers various activities that sensitize people to the importance of nature conservation, from 4 pm at the Grand-Place.
What is Earth Hour?
For 17 years now, WWF has been calling on everyone to switch off the electricity for one hour on the last Saturday of March. In this way, the fund wants to draw attention to the importance of energy saving.
Actions by the City of Brussels?
Although Earth Hour is a rather symbolic action, the City of Brussels is also working to save energy each day by:
- insulating social housing
- detecting all kinds of leaks (water and energy)
- insulating the roofs of many public buildings and then installing solar panels
- greening the streets