Banjaluka pointed out the need to fight climate change last night, by shutting down lights in the center of the city, according to action “Hour for Planet Earth”.
The lights were off from 20.30 to 21.30 hours on the buildings of the City Administration of Banja Luka, the Music Pavilion of the Park “Petar Kočić” and at the buildings of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Republic of Srpska, “Post Offices of Srpska” and electricity distribution company “Elektrokrajina Banja Luka”.
Public lighting was also extinguished both in Veselina Masleša street and in the part of Kralja Petra Street Prvog Karađorđevića street.
Head of the City Department of Public Works Petar Bilčar told Srna that this was the tenth time that Banja Luka paricipated in this campaign.
Bilčar said that the city, in cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, has been working on the remote control and public lighting control system since early this year to provide electricity savings.
He also recommended to other local communities in the Republic of Srpska to use their experiences and application of good practice Banja Luka has in this field.
The “Earth hour” campaign, which was launched in Sydney in 2007, has so far been supported globally by more than 7,000 cities from 187 countries with hundreds of millions of participants.