Shortly after the Luminale made all of Frankfurt shine, the city turns off the lights - and not only in the installations specially set up for the Light Art Biennale. On 24 March, the WWF wants to set an example for climate protection with the Earth Hour - and Frankfurt will of course be there again. All people who live, work or visit Frankfurt are invited to take part and turn off the lights for one hour at 8.30 pm.
Frankfurt am Main is one of more than 240 cities in Germany that have been participating in the WWF's worldwide campaign for many years. The number of participating cities is growing every year, so that according to the WWF more than 7000 cities in more than 187 countries are now taking part.
This year, too, the Earth Hour at the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof will be celebrated with a very special party for climate protection. As already in the past year the Frankfurt DJ Dennis Smith, which operates the climaticneutral club Travolta in Frankfurt, hangs up again.
The Clou with this meeting of the energy department is that the energy for the party is produced by dancing. For this purpose, the Hotel Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof is building a 4 x 4 metre dance floor made of technical modules in its courtyard of honour at Kaiserplatz. By dancing and moving on these modules electrical energy is generated which is used for the party. Right on time at 8.30 pm, Rosemarie Heilig, head of the environmental department, will welcome the dancers together with the director of the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, Spiridon Sarantopoulos, and switch off the light for Earth Hour.
PRIME TIME fitness will set up energy-producing fitness equipment on site. These are treadmills that are driven by pure muscle power and do not require a power supply.
The WWF Youth Frankfurt will also be there again in 2018 and is planning to display a large fluorescent colour banner in front of the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, which will be framed with candles and LEDs.
On the course: On Saturday, March 24th, DJ Dennis Smith will play for the Earth Hour Party from 19.30 (already 1 hour before Earth Hour) to 21.30 in the Ehrenhof in front of the Hotel Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, Am Kaiserplatz in Frankfurt. Admission is free.
Celebrate, dance and generate energy - you shouldn't miss this.
Further information about the Frankfurt Earth Hour Campaign can also be found at: http://www.klimaschutz-frankfurt.de/earth-hour