Icelandic musician Ólöf Arnalds will perform a candlelit concert in Ingólfstorg square in downtown Reykjavík from 8:30-9:30 pm on Saturday, March 23, to mark international Earth Hour, mbl.is reports.
Ólöf Arnalds. Photo: AMI.
At 8:30 pm on Saturday, people in around 150 countries will turn off their lights.
The event hopes to inspire people to take steps towards a sustainable future.
Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and has since been celebrated around the world.
In other environment-related news, the University of Iceland’s annual Green Days festival runs through Friday, March 22.
Chasing Ice, a documentary which follows National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic (and Iceland) as he deploys time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers, will be screened at the university at 8 pm this evening.
On the schedule tomorrow is a lecture entitled Creating Sustainable Art and Innovation as well as a screening of the movie Home, which features aerial footage from 54 countries depicting how the world’s problems are interlinked.