Earth Hour 2019: Little Sun illuminates Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

April 2019

Cities, sights and millions of people worldwide called for climate action this Saturday by switching off their lights. Little Sun celebrated with WWF Germany in Berlin and illuminated the Brandenburg Gate with an installation of more than 500 Little Sun solar lamps in the shape of the seven continents.

 

WWF’s Earth Hour campaign inspires people across the world to take action for the environment and our planet. By switching off the lights for one hour you show your support for climate action, sustainability and renewable energy. This year, WWF Germany and Little Sun Foundation joined forces in Berlin. At 8.30 pm, the famous Berlin landmark went dark, and hundreds of Little Suns lit the Pariser Platz in front of Brandenburg Gate. In addition, we created another wonderful Sunlight Graffiti, writing “Earth Hour” and “connect2earth” (the official Earth Hour hashtag) in the sky, framed by a beautiful solar rainbow.

“Earth Hour gives us time to think about the future we want to live in. With the event in Berlin we wanted to shed light on the importance of light and energy in all our lives. There are still 1.1 billion people living without electricity in the world. We are very glad to have partnered with WWF and are looking forward to bringing those 1.200 solar lamps from Berlin to areas without access to electricity, where they provide a safe and clean alternative to kerosene lamps and will help children to study and read after dark.”

– Felix Hallwachs, Director Little Sun Foundation

Little Sun is continiously putting effort in delivering safe light to school children throughout the year. If you would like to support our mission, Little Sun Foundation is currently fundraising to provide a solar lamp to every child starting school in Kamonyi, Rwanda.

How did you celebrate Earth Hour? Let us know on social media. Until today, you still have a chance to win a Little Sun Original by submitting your own Sunlight Graffiti!

 

 

Photo credits: Stephanie Steinkopf and Daniel Seiffert/WWF