In celebration of the 10th Energy Day on August 22 (Thu) organized by the Citizens’ Association for Saving Energy, Seoul will be switching off its lights from 20:30 to 21:05.
Seoul Metropolitan Government has begun an energy-saving campaign this April to encourage public offices, homes, and offices to switch off their lights for 1 hour every 22nd of the month. The movement will be promoted in conjunction with another energy-saving campaign called “Lights off for Happiness.”
- “Energy Day”
The Citizens’ Association for Saving Energy has picked August 22 as “Energy Day,” the day that recorded the highest energy consumption in 2003. The first Energy Day event was held on August 22, 2004. It is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
The ceremony will be hosted by the Citizens’ Association for Saving Energy at 20:00. Seoul Mayor Park Won Soon, the Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy, and the Minister of Environment will be gracing the event. The save energy declaration and unplugging performance were carefully organized to draw more participants among the citizens. The energy consumption drop from 20:30 to 21:05 will be announced later.
“A single citizen turning the lights off for five minutes may not be much, but if we can get 10 million citizens to participate, we can make history. We hope to see more citizens take part in the movement by turning the lights off from 20:00 to 21:00 every 22nd of the month,” a Seoul official said.