Ólöf Arnalds to Perform during Earth Hour

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Ólöf Arnalds to Perform during Earth Hour

Icelandic musician Ólöf Arnalds will perform a candlelit concert in Ingólfstorg square in downtown Reykjavík from 8:30-9:30 pm on Saturday, March 23, to mark international Earth Hour, mbl.is reports.

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Ólöf Arnalds. Photo: AMI.

At 8:30 pm on Saturday, people in around 150 countries will turn off their lights.

The event hopes to inspire people to take steps towards a sustainable future.

Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and has since been celebrated around the world.

In other environment-related news, the University of Iceland's annual Green Days festival runs through Friday, March 22.

Chasing Ice, a documentary which follows National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic (and Iceland) as he deploys time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers, will be screened at the university at 8 pm this evening.

On the schedule tomorrow is a lecture entitled Creating Sustainable Art and Innovation as well as a screening of the movie Home, which features aerial footage from 54 countries depicting how the world's problems are interlinked.

On Friday, a lecture on creating sustainable fashion by Elínrós Líndal of Ella Design and Bóas Kristjánsson will be held, as well as a workshop on sustainable travel at 5:30 pm at Loft Hostel.

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