The alliance formed by the museums Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna, Casa Museo Eduardo Frei Montalva and Museo Histórico Carabineros de Chile, joins together for the first time to renew their commitment with environment.
Santiago. March 2016. Every year since 2007, Earth Hour mobilizes companies, organizations, governments and hundreds of millions of individuals around the world to unite for a sustainable future.
This 2016 , the Network of Museums of Providencia, alliance of museums formed by Benjamin Vicuña Mackenna, Casa Museo Eduardo Frei Montalva and Museo Histórico Carabineros de Chile, for the first time supports together this initiative, renewing the commitment with environment of the entities that make it up.
The tenth version of The Earth Hour is inspired in the concept “Revert your climatic karma”, understood as the imprint that everyday behaviors of people are leaving on the environment. Among various activities at a global level, the initiative of the WWF’s has as milestone the lights out event for 60 minutes, this year it will take place on Saturday, March 19 , between 20:30 and 21:30 hrs. (Chilean time). This call is especially relevant after the signing of the Paris Agreement last December, where for the first time more than 180 countries -including Chile- pledged to take concrete actions to stop climate change.
“As an educational space, we strongly support all actions that go towards sustainability and respect for our environment. Because heritage is not only historical and cultural, but also natural and we are all called to preserve it”, says Maite Gallego, Deputy Director of Casa Museo EFM entity that for 5th consecutive year will turn off the lights during the time defined by the WWF .
“From the Museum Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna, we have been implementing various measures that contribute to the care of our planet, from recycling to the change of more sustainable lights. That’s why this year we have wanted to join in this call to stop the climate change globally, “emphasizes Solmaría Ramirez, Director (s) of Benjamin Vicuña Mackenna Museum.
“Caring for the environment is one of the values of our museum and institution. Therefore, we feel it is important to take a pause to think about this theme and make a small but symbolic gesture, even more as the network Museums of Providencia “says Paola Garrido, Department of Communications of the Museo Histórico Carabineros de Chile.