March “Unplugged” – the Recycling Patrol celebrates the Earth Hour with an energy saving campaign

The RoRec Association is developing, in partnership with the Volens Association, a new competition within the national environmental education program Recycling Patrol. Despite the difficult context of the coronavirus pandemic, the Patrol has decided to maintain the annual tradition of celebrating Earth Hour through online activities.

Thus, the “March Unplugged” competition was launched – a campaign by which volunteer teams will promote energy savings and mobilize their communities to participate in the Earth Hour world event on Saturday, March 28, 2020, turning off the light for an hour.

Volunteers from the national environmental education program also invite us to adopt, at home, good habits for saving electricity. The March Unplugged campaign is linked to Earth Hour, the largest voluntary environmental movement in history. Each year, the schools in the Patrol of Recycling participated in this global event.

“After the epidemic passes, the environment will still remain to be saved. With this in mind, we invite you to keep your good habits. At “March Unplugged” we challenge you to think about how we can save energy in our daily life and take as many measures as possible. And on March 28, for the Earth Hour, let’s continue to make this symbolic gesture – to switch off the light, between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm. ” Alexandra Arnăutu, program director.

At the 2020 edition of the Recycling Patrol 350 schools and over 7,000 students from all over the country are registered. The student teams are committed to identifying and “recycling” bad habits with negative effects on the environment, and to promote correct and responsible behavior.

Their platform proposes 20 eco ideas for 2020, i.e. 20 directions in which we can act to be more friendly with nature and to combat climate change. Everyone who already has good habits in these directions is invited to share their experiences, which young people in the program will promote as examples of good practice in their communities.

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