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Jordan eyes Guinness World Record with largest candle mosaic

Move will coincide with global celebrations of Earth Hour

By Hana Namrouqa - Mar 17,2018 - Last updated at Mar 17,2018

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour (Photo courtesy of Earth Hour website)

AMMAN — The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) on Saturday announced that it will create the world’s largest candle mosaic next week in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record title.

The attempt to set a Guinness World Record title will coincide with global celebrations of Earth Hour, marked annually on March 23 to raise awareness on global warming.

The candle mosaic will depict the Earth Hour logo, according to Oday Amairah, public relations supervisor at the RSCN.

“The mosaic of the Earth Hour logo [60+] will be made of more than 11,000 black and white candles, set according to the Guinness World Record guidelines…” Amairah told The Jordan Times.

The candle mosaic will be created in Amman Citadel on Saturday March 24 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, according to Amairah, who noted that volunteers and RSCN employees will participate in creating the candle mosaic.

“The RSCN has been celebrating Earth Hour for the past 11 years… this year the celebration will be different from usual, as we will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record title for the largest candle mosaic…” he noted.

The aim of the event is to highlight the important role the Jordanian society is playing at the local and international levels in the conservation of nature and national heritage, as well as the importance of Jordan’s participation in international events to raise awareness on the global phenomenon.

“Part of the candles that will be used in the mosaic are from the RSCN workshops, produced by the women of local communities at the Mujib Biosphere Reserve and Wadi Feynan,” Amairah said.

Jordan has been marking Earth Hour by switching off streetlights on several of the capital’s main roads, in addition to lights at government agencies, archaeological sites, nature reserves, and scores of hotels, restaurants and homes.

The event seeks to raise people's awareness on environment challenges and how the excessive use of energy exploits our natural resource

Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. The message has grown into a global movement, with more than 50 million people switching off their lights for an hour every year.

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We will come to time with no petrol. If we dont prepare and adapt now, we will not be ready.
The Native Americans had a tradition not to make any decision without considering 6 generations into the future.
We need to as well.
My feeling is that energy could most significantly be reduced by creating as soon as possible a government monitored, promoted car sharing app. Accountable like Careem, people can define whether they are happy to travel with members of the opposite sex or just their own, and range of options to choose family just, friends, friends of friends, or everyone. Safe because it is all on a database and any misbehavior is immediately reported.
Destinations, and locations started from. both searchable with maps engine.
Anyone using the app gets petrol price reduction tokens from gas stations.
yes a few people selling cars and petrol lose out
Everyone else and Mother Earth wins.
And energy budget for the country drops yearly the more it is used.
People have spoken about public transport for decades.
It doesn't happen. and knowing the people's psychology, would it even be used that much.
Amman's biggest problem right now is - everyone knows - too many cars on the road.
This could fix it.
And everyone will agree.
And no-one will do anything :(

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