Earth Hour in Medellin 31 March 2012

The Botanic Garden is getting behind the World Wildlife Fund and the international celebration of  Earth Hour or Hora del Planeta (in Spanish). There will be a bike ride leaving from Carlos E. Restrepo at 6:30 p.m. with arrival at the Parque de los Deseos at 8:00 p.m. That signal the start of a free concert by Medellin’s Philharmonic Orchestra.The parque is located adjacent to the Jardin Botanico and just to the south.

Other Colombian cities celebrating Earth Hour include Bogotá, Cali, Pasto, Yumbo and Mocoa.  Please tun off you lights between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to remind people we need to be reducing our contributions to adverse climate change. Please think carefully about what your personal responsibility is in protect our future.



  1. RobertV said,

    March 30, 2012 at 09:27

    Awesome! Wish I was there to help celebrate!

    • pbunch said,

      March 30, 2012 at 09:39

      There are a lot things like this happening throughout the year. The botanical gardens (Jardin Botanico) is one of the great venues in Medellin. We hang out there frequently. They have a Mercado Verde (farmers market) every month. It is a good place to find innovative food products and hook up with environmental organizations. Also lots of very friendly people.

    • pbunch said,

      March 30, 2012 at 09:41

      Actually Earth Hour is an international event. You can celebrate it where ever your are and be here in spirit if not in person.

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