18 Mar 2016 08:47

Turn off the light for the environment on Saturday

On Saturday night, 19 March, once again the light in many parts of the world will be turned off at 20.30 – 21.30, when Earth Hour, the world's largest environmental manifestation, started by WWF in Australia, takes place for the ninth consecutive year.

Hundreds of millions of people and corporates, in more than 7,000 cities all over the world, will participate in the event. Also SEB will participate in Earth Hour this year as well, which means that the lights in the bank’s large properties around the world will be switched off on Saturday 19 March.

“The hour on Saturday mostly has a symbolic value while it's what we do during the other 8,759 hours of the year that really makes a difference in practice. However, by this action we show the world leaders that it really is time to act,” says SEB's environmental manager Jonas Solehav.