Reykjavík City is taking part in the global Earth Hour today. Lights in the capital will be turned off at 8:30 pm. A concert with Ragnheiðar Gröndal and Pálmi Gunnarsson will take place in Háskólatorg to mark the event.
Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and is now held in 7,000 cities in 150 countries around the world. The event hopes to inspire people to take steps towards a sustainable future.
Reykjavík City Hall, Perlan and the University of Iceland’s Main Building will not be lit up this evening. Street lights will also not be turned on at 9 pm.
Some northern light activity is forecast, according to a press release from Reykjavík City.
The Green Days festival 2014, organized by the University of Iceland’s Environment and Natural Resources Master’s Student Association Gaia, also kicks off today. This year’s theme is Sustainable Cities.
Among the events on this year’s program are movie screenings, a clothes swap, lectures on food waste, sustainable urban planning, land use and urban food production.
All events are free of charge.
Click here for program details.