This year saw 11 Perm enterprises and
organizations support Earth Hour, an environmental event held
Perm has taken part in Earth Hour 2016, with the external
lightning of 11 buildings being turned off to support this
worldwide environmental movement.
Perm City Administration, Perm Department of the Russian Ministry
of Interior, Perm brunch of the open joint-stock company T
Plus (TGK-9), Perm National Research Polytechnic University,
Perm Research, Development and Instrument Manufacturing Company,
Lukoil-Perm, Perm local gas distribution company “Gazprom
transgaz Tchaikovsky” and other business and organizations
turned off the external lightning.
Perm Engine Plant joined the movement by turning off the lightning
of the “MiG on Takeoff” monument while Sberbank of Russia
turned off the non-essential lightning on its two central
Perm offices. Gazprom Mezhregiongaz Perm turned off the external
lightning of its main building for two days.
Lev Tretyakov, Deputy Head of City Department for Management
of the Environment and Natural Resources, was quoted as saying:
– Any human activity affects the environment, and the problem
of natural resources depletion should be dealt with on different
levels. Each year sees more and more Perm enterprises and
organizations joining Earth Hour movement. Any city resident
can contribute to the protection of the environment in our
city, country or the whole planet by practicing an environmentally
To protect the environment we should shop more for locally-produced
goods with little or no packaging, use energy-efficient bulbs
and do not leave electric appliances in the stand-by mode.
Walking or using public transportation, domestic waste sorting,
using non-disposable dishware, bottles and shopping bags also
contribute to the protection of the environment. We should
remember to properly dispose of batteries and mercury-containing
bulbs as well as to use water efficiently and not to buy more
than we need.
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World
Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to encourage individuals, communities,
households and businesses to use natural resources more efficiently.