Earth Hour at the Grand-Place and Atomium
On Saturday 26 March 2022, 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, the facades of the Grand-Place and the Atomium will be switched off for an hour.
Prior to the switching off of the public lighting, a projection on the theme of water can be seen on the facade of the City Hall (from 8:15 pm to 8:30 pm).
What is Earth Hour?
For 15 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