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TAV turns the lights off to campaign for climate change

TAV supports Earth Hour, the world's most massive environmental event which is held to raise climate change awareness. Millions of people around the world will turn off the lights for an hour to make a call for struggle with climate change.

Turkey’s leading global brand in airport operations, TAV Airports supports Earth Hour, which is held to raise climate change awareness. Supported by hundred millions of people from over 7 thousand cities in 162 countries, Earth Hour 2015 will be on Saturday, March 28th, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The lights will be turned off at Ankara Esenboğa and Izmir Adnan Menderes airports in such a way that will not prevent comfort and safety of the passengers.

TAV is also one of Turkey's leading companies that decrease carbon emissions and use natural resources efficiently. Within this frame, TAV became one of the seven companies having the highest performance in fighting against climate change in 2013, within the scope of Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

Ankara Esenboğa Airport was listed amongst top 17 environmentally-friendly airports of the world under Carbon Accreditation Program of ACI (Airport Council International) Europe. Istanbul Atatürk and Izmir Adnan Menderes airports are also participating in the program actively. Enfidha Airport, operated by TAV in Tunisia, has become the first airport participating in the project from the Africa continent.

Earth hour campaign has been organized by World Wide fund for Nature (WWF-Turkey) in Turkey. The event was initiated in Australia in 2007 and millions of people from 160 countries have taken part up to now. In 2014, over 400 corporations participated in the event in Turkey and governorates and municipalities turned off the lights of important buildings in 26 cities. Six mosques besides 17 monuments and historical buildings including Bosporus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges, Dolmabahçe and Topkapı palaces turned off the lights to support the campaign.