Last year, the campaign saved up to 1,528 megawatts of electricity, and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by as much as up to 815 tonnes, worth a staggering 4.37 million baht. This year’s target is set at 2,000 megawatts. The campaign will be launched in parallel with the Low Carbon School Network which incorporates energy-saving lessons in the curricula of some BMA-affiliated schools.
The BMA will be hosting climate change campaign activities leading up to Earth Hour day in commercial areas in the city like the Chinatown, Silom and Central World.
In 2012, it took place in more than 5,000 cities and towns across 147 countries and territories, making it the biggest growth year for the campaign since 2009.