The Environment Conservation and Restoration organization, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia stated that the general public, businesses, and government offices in 48 cities across the Indonesian Archipelago participated in the Earth Hour global movement by turning off all electricity for a full hour from 20:30-21:30 West Indonesia Time, on 28th March 2015.
Director of Communication and Campaigns of WWF Indonesia, Nyoman Iswarayoga in Jakarta, on Tuesday, 31st March 2015 expressed his appreciation for the all-out participation of the general public, business communities, and regional government authorities who took part in Earth Hour 2015.
The voluntarily turning off of all lights and electric devices for one full hour in Earth Hour is a symbol of commitment towards applying a more environmentally friendly way of life. This year, the global movement was participated by 172 countries.
Nyoman Iswarayoga explained that the decrease of electricity usage during Earth Hour is a main indicator of public participation in the movement. On a global scale, the success of the Earth Hour movement can be measured from the level of participation in the number of countries, cities, and business communities that took part in turning off of all electricity.
This year, cities in Indonesia who joinedt the global movement included: Banda Aceh, Padang, Medan, Palembang,Pekanbaru, Lampung, Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, Bekasi, Bandung, Cimahi, Solo, Yogyakarta, Surabaya,Malang, Sidoarjo, Kediri, Denpasar, Mataram, Pontianak, Palangkaraya, Banjarmasin, Balikpapan, Samarinda,Palu, Makassar, and more.
Initiated in Sydney, Australia, the global movement of Earth Hour is currently in its 7th year. The movement has expanded from one city to over 7000 cities, and from one country into 162 countries worldwide. Earth Hour is hence, regarded as the biggest global environmental campaign to date.