On Saturday, March 30th Hong Kong flipped the switch. The lights went out at 8:30 to celebrate Earth Hour. The global Earth Hour happens every year, major cities and landmarks turn off their lights for one hour to raise awareness for climate change. In Hong Kong even the Symphony of Lights was cancelled that night. This years theme was “Reduce. Rethink. Change the Way We Live”, targeting the general mindset of people. This year’s Earth Hour Village, its Hong Kong “headquarters”, was located at the public venue next to Tsum Sha Tsui Clock Tower with nine interactive booths for the public to visit and learn about climate change.
Earth Hour Village 2019 is located next to the Tsim Sha Tsui Clock Tower.
The family is completing the puzzle of royal blue tang.
The girl tries to distinguish the possible recyclable materials among all plastic products and put them in the right place.
A little boy observes how the lovely finless porpoise comes alive on his hand at the face painting corner.
The siblings are discussing the proper way to recycle different materials in daily life.
Staff from WWF tells the little girl and her mother the actual size of some wildlife species shown in a photo exhibition on local biodiversity.
After inspecting the micro-plastics under the microscope, the child listens to the staff on what we could do to stop them from insidiously entering our ecosystem.
Staff explains how to fully utilise and clean the reusable steel straws to the family.
Volunteer shows the child how painful it is for the shark to be trapped in the ghost net.
The sea turtle interacts with the child to talk about their struggles , hoping to arouse public attention.
Public can get a reusable plastic cup filled with coffee from the Solar Café once they pledge to do more to protect nature.
Kids are having a taste of VR experience, exploring how serious is the pollution.
At the chill-out zone, the DJ plays tunes powered by renewable solar energy.
Inside the Whale-theater which is composed by polystyrene boxes from the trash depot, the public can watch a screening of the award-winning documentary A Plastic Ocean.
Government officials, celebrities and guests symbolically switched off the lights at 8:30pm in the Earth Hour ceremony.