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Switching Off for Earth Hour

Posted on 22 March 2017

At 8.30pm on Saturday 25 March, the Belgrade Theatre will be participating in Earth Hour, a global event helping to protect our planet and shine a light on climate change.

During this time millions of people across the globe will switch off the non-essential lights of homes and businesses for one hour, including us! We will be turning off our iconic spiral chandeliers which hold around 300 light bulbs, illuminating the theatre’s foyers.

This will form part of the Belgrade’s ongoing commitment to address climate change and reduce its impact on the environment. In 2008, the theatre established its ‘Striving to be Green’ policy and formed its own in-house Green Team to implement energy saving initiatives across the organisation. Read more about the theatre’s Environmental Policy here.

In 2012, each 60 watt bulb in our chandeliers was replaced with 28 watt energy saving halogen lamps, in order to help the organisation to become more environmentally friendly.

All other lighting in the theatre has already been converted to low energy, with approximately 1500 to 1600 bulbs replaced, and all offices have been fitted with split switches allowing the lighting to be used over working desks only. Also, sensor lights have been fitted where appropriate and scheduled procedures are in place for ‘summer lighting’ between May and September when natural light is sufficient.

WWF’s Earth Hour is the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, harnessing the power of the collective to impact climate change positively in one way or another.

You can also take part at home or at work by reducing your energy consumption during Earth Hour and helping to spread the message about climate change using #EarthHour and #ChangeClimateChange

For more information on Earth Hour visit www.earthhour.org

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