This year, "Earth Hour" will be celebrated on Saturday, March 25 all over the world under the theme of climate. The idea is to involve young people more in the fight against climate change. In Madagascar, an organizing committee of about twenty committed young people has opted to organize awareness-raising activities in schools, colleges and universities to mark the celebration around the theme of ecogests with the motto "Namako ny Tany" (My friend, the Earth).
The committee is formed by WWF Madagascar, the Indian Ocean Climate Network (RCOI), 2HY Faire Lien, Energy Advisory Group (GRE), Green N Kool, GIZ, Municipal Library English Club, Clubs Vintsy, Fakotory, Zero Hero and many volunteer university students.
The “Namako ny Tany” ecogest theme invites young people to respond to climate change individually by adopting new habits of environmental protection and preservation of natural resources.The idea is that all sensitized youth can adopt a commitment or eco-friendly attitude before the celebration "Earth Hour" and share it at the carnivals that will be held on March 25 in Antananarivo, Toliara and Morondava.
In order to further increase awareness, a video-photo competition was also launched to invite young people to showcase eco-visual records of their own choice to broadcast their example of commitment to the planet.