Earth Hour in Yerevan

Mar 19, 2016

Bradley Busetto (right) at the start of the urban cycling marathon

At the initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), on 19 March an urban cycling marathon took place in Yerevan dedicated to Earth Hour global environmental campaign, with the support of UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme, SunChild NGO, Federation of Amateur Cycling and Cycle Tourism of Armenia and Velo Club.

Bradley Busetto, UN Resident Coordinator, UNDP Resident Representative in Armenia, together with representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, diplomatic corps accredited in the country, took part in the urban cycling marathon.   

The event took place in Yerevan’s Mashtots Park. The lights of the park went out at 8:30 pm and about 200 cyclists moved from the park to the central streets of Yerevan, urging the citizens to use alternative means of transportation.

Abovyan, Ararat, Armavir, Artashat, Dilijan, Etchmiadzin, Gavar, Goris, Gyumri, Hrazdan and Vanadzor cities of Armenia have also joined the Earth Hour campaign this year.

The Earth Hour was first held in Sydney in 2007 to unite the efforts of the humanity in the fight against climate change. 

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