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Nantes: This Weekend, the City Plunges into the Black for the Planet

The city of Nantes participates in the “Earth Hour” campaign but goes further by turning off the lights for three nights, tonight …

All over the globe this Saturday, several million people are invited to turn off the light for an hour from 20.30, on the occasion of the “Earth Hour” campaign launched by WWF.

To show its commitment to the climate, the city of Nantes decided to go further . Like last year, she will participate in this initiative throughout the weekend from Friday evening to Monday morning, a dozen municipal buildings and facades will be off to do good for the planet.


This will be the town hall, the cathedral, the Graslin theater, Place Royale and its fountain, the Place du Bouffay, driveways Flesselles, Tremperie and Port Maillard, the old shipyards building on the island of Nantes, the town hall of Chantenay, the St. Clair neighborhood Zola church, the Senghor Tabarly and bridges, and Dubigeon building (site of the sites).

30 to 70% savings

More generally, as part of its  climate-energy plan , Nantes metropolis tries as much as possible to optimize the energy consumption of its public lighting (Christmas lights, public spaces …). This approach has already yielded “results of 30% to 70% savings in energy consumption,” suggests the community.

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