Energy saving. Earth Hour

 Earth Hour (eng. Earth Hour is an annual international event held by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). It is held on the last Saturday of March and calls on everyone - individuals, organizations, schools, municipalities, commercial institutions - to turn off the lights for one hour to stimulate interest in the problem of climate change, light pollution and other environmental topics. For the first time, this event was organized by the World Wildlife Fund in Australia together with the publication "The Sydney Morning Herald" in 2007, and the next year it received worldwide support (more than 100 million people in 35 countries joined the action), and in 2009 it already became the most massive action in the history of mankind - according to WWF estimates, it affected more than a billion inhabitants of the planet. Since then, the campaign has been gaining momentum, and more and more people, cities and countries are participating in it.


Kazakhstan officially joined the international action in 2009, after an appeal to President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Then 2 cities took part in it, Astana and Almaty, and in 2011 about 60 cities joined the "Earth Hour". In 2016, the campaign was supported by more than a million Kazakhstanis, in the Capital of Kazakhstan at 20:30, the illumination of the Nur-Alem sphere, Baiterek, the Triumphal Arch, the Opera and Ballet Theater, as well as the entire architectural ensemble of the left bank of the capital went out at the same time, and in Almaty – the Koktobe TV Tower and the entire administrative complex.


The purpose of this action is to attract the widest possible attention of the entire world community to the problem of climate change on our planet, to show their support for the idea of the need for joint actions in solving this environmental problem.


Although, of course, an hour-long blackout in itself can not significantly improve the environmental situation on earth, but this action will help many residents of our planet to understand that saving electricity will ultimately reduce harmful emissions into the earth's atmosphere, and will enable every caring person to contribute to the preservation of the health of our planet.



 We call on the participation of employees of JSC "AlES" to turn off the lights and electrical appliances in our homes for one hour! This is an absolutely voluntary action, the participants of the action decide for themselves how many and which electrical devices they will turn off.

How else can we help the environment?


  1.  Properly dispose of garbage.Sort all household waste so that it is easier to recycle it. Find out about the nearest reception points for batteries and mercury lamps, do not throw them into ordinary garbage, otherwise they will end up in a landfill and will decompose for many years, poisoning the earth. Toxic waste also includes paint, engine oil and many others that need to be properly disposed of at special landfills.
  2. Take care of the water. Fresh water on the planet contains only 2.5-3% of the total amount. By using water uneconomically, you reduce the already small reserves. Turn off the water when washing dishes, brush your teeth, check if you have leaks, replace old plumbing and use dishwashers and washing machines only when they are fully loaded, avoiding wasting such an important resource.
  3. Give up toxic household chemicals. It is poorly washed off and gets into the soil, remaining there for many years, poisoning it, affecting the decrease in the development of flora and fauna. Find an alternative to popular tools from safer components.
  4. Fight with plastic. Do not buy bags every time in the supermarket, go with your bag made of natural materials. Do not use disposable plastic dishes. In some countries, they launched a real fight against plastic and introduced bans on the use of such dishes and bags. The biggest part of the garbage we throw away is packaging, so try to buy goods packed in simple single-layer packages, and even better, stick to shopping in stores where all goods can be put in their reusable containers, thereby reducing the amount of packaging thrown away to a minimum.