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Earth Hour 2014. Danhostel Ribe, Denmark

Earth Hour at Danhostel Ribe in Denmark 2014
Earth Hour at Danhostel Ribe in Denmark 2014

7 successive years Danhostel Ribe celebrated Earth Hour  together with millions of people all over the world, who all switched off lights on the 29th of March from 8.30pm-9.30pm.

At the hostel we celebrated a quiet, pleasant candlelight moment serving free homemade cookies, Wadden Sea tea and organic coffee for our guests, who all had had a busy day exploring Ribe and the Wadden Sea National Park. Most of them had joined a guided Black Sun Tour to see

Black Sun starlings fantastic air dances
Black Sun starlings fantastic air dances before they go to sleep

the starlings fantastic air dances before they go to sleep in the reeds, and were planning on another busy day the next day seeing the new beautiful Ribe Town Square around Ribe Cathedral,  visiting Ribe Art Museum and Ribe Viking Museum and some were going on a bike tour in the Wadden Sea National Park  to see flocks of barnacle geese and other birds. In Ribe these tours are arranged by The Wadden Sea Centre (Vadehavscentret)

 

HI Hostels all over the world celebrated Earth Hour
Many other Hostelling International Hostels around the world took part in Earth Hour 2014. Read about some of them on HI Hostels Blog

Earth Hour 2014 at Danhostel Ribe in Denmark
Earth Hour 2014 at Danhostel Ribe in Denmark

The world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment
Earth Hour  has grown  to be world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment and countries, cities, towns and people all over the world participate in this celebration for the planet. Earth Hour is organized by WWF and in Denmark by  WWF Denmark (World Wildlife Fund )
The municipality of Esbjerg took part in Earth Hour all the other 6 years and turned out the lights in Ribe streets. This year they decided not to, but 25 other municipalities in Denmark took part.

Eco labels at the hostel and thoughts about Earth Hour
At the hostel we are aware that we are probably not reducing CO2 emissions by taking part in this action and that we don’t save the earth by turning out the lights for one hour, but we think it is a nice way  to raise awareness about climate change together with people all around the world.
Danhostel Ribe works to make sustainable tourism a part of our hostel. The hostel is eco-labeled with Green Key  , is recognized as Official Wadden Sea National Park Partner (Officiel Nationalpark Partner), and is applying for TripAdvisor’s new GreenLeaders Program .

REFERAT PÅ DANSK:

Earth Hour 2014 på Danhostel Ribe i Nationalpark Vadehavet
For 7. år i træk fejrede Danhostel Ribe Earth Hour sammen med millioner af mennesker over hele verden , som alle slukkede lyset d. 29 marts fra kl. 20:30 til 21:30

Ribe Domkirke og Ribe Domkirkeplads
Ribe Domkirke og Ribe Domkirkeplads

På vandrehjemmet havde vi en hyggelig stund i stearinlysenes skær, hvor vi serverede gratis hjemmebagte småkager, Vadehavste og økologisk kaffe for vores gæster , som alle havde haft en travl dag med at udforske Ribe og Nationalpark Vadehavet . De fleste af dem havde deltaget i en guidet Sor Sol tur med guider fra Vadehavscentret. og planlagde endnu en travl dag med at se det nye smukke Torv omkring Ribe Domkirke, besøge Ribe Kunstmuseum og Museet Ribes Vikinger og nogle skulle på cykeltur i Nationalpark Vadehavet for at se  de store flokke af bramgæs og andre fugle, der lige nu er at se i nationalparken.

HI hostels over hele verden fejrer Earth Hour
Mange andre Hostelling International vandrerhjem i verden deltog i Earth Hour 2014. Læs om nogle af dem på HI Hostels Blog

Verdens største græsrodsbevægelse for miljøet
Earth Hour er vokset til at være verdens største græsrodsbevægelse for miljøet og lande, byer og folk over hele verden deltage i denne fest for planeten . Earth Hour er arrangeret af WWF .
Esbjerg Kommune har deltaget i Earth Hour alle de andre år og plejer at slukke lyset i Ribes gader, men havde besluttet ikke at deltage i 2014.
25 andre kommuner og flere virksomheder i Danmark deltog.

Tidligere Earth Hour på Danhostel Ribe
Tidligere Earth Hour på Danhostel Ribe

Miljømærker på vandrerhjemmet og tanker om Earth Hour

På vandrerhjemmet er vi opmærksomme på, at vi sandsynligvis ikke reducerer CO2-udledningen ved at deltage i denne aktion , og at vi ikke redder Jorden ved at slukke lysene i en time , men vi synes, det er en rar måde at øge bevidstheden om klimaændringer sammen med vandrerhjemmets gæster, ripenserne og mennesker fra hele verden.

Danhostel Ribe arbejder på at gøre bæredygtig turisme til en del af vores vandrehjem, vi er miljømærket med Green Key, er anerkendt som officielle Nationalpark Vadehavet Partner og søger i øjeblikket om at blive en af TripAdvisors nye grønne forløbere.

Earth Hour 2012 at Danhostel Ribe in Denmark

Danhostel Ribe promises spooky stories about decapitated pirates outside the hostel and a headless pirate who haunts the hostel when they invite to Earth Hour for the 5th year in a row at the 31th of March from 8.30pm-9.30pm.

Earth Hour at Danhostel Ribe in Denmark
Don' miss Earth Hour. Hans Jessen Søhane will tell you about the pirates he caught

When Danhostel Ribe turns out the electric lights and lights the candles on Earth  Hour the 31th of March 2012 from 8.30pm-9.30pm. the brave merchant Hans Jessen Søhane has decided to stop by and tell about the time he caught a bunch of pirates, which was later beheaded and had their heads placed on stakes at the meadow outside the hostel as a warning to everyone who came sailing up the Ribe River.

This is now many years ago, but guests at Danhostel Ribe have noticed that sometimes at midnight they see the beheaded pirate Morten Thode wandering around at the hostel. He’s looking for his head. So far as we know, however, he never bothered anyone. But if you want to find out for yourself you will have to book an overnight stay at the hostel – and guarantees of seeing any ghosts are not included. But we can guaranty that Danhostel Ribe’s host, Jens Philipsen, will tell you about this hostel ghost, who was beheaded in 1555 – if you dare to hear about him and perhaps also see his head.
Not everything will be scary this evening, there will also be served organic coffee (Good Origin and traceable from farmer to cup), the popular Wadden Sea tea (that Danhostel Ribe has developed along with Carsten’s tea shop in Aabenraa) and homemade cookies.
Admission is free for both guests at the hostel and Ribe citizens.

Since Earth Hour also is a time when we remind each other that we need to remember to take care of the environment it will also be possible that evening to hear about the Ribe Sol solar energy project, or about Danhostel Ribes Green Key eco-certification.
Earth Hour is the world’s largest climate event in which municipalities, businesses and individuals around the world remind each other that we must care for the environment.
In 2011 the light was turned off for the climate in over 5200 cities in 135 countries worldwide. Also Esbjerg Municipality shuts off street lights in Ribe town again this year
Earth Hour in Denmark is organized by WWF and Codan.
pirateDANSK REFERAT:
Uhyggen breder sig, når Danhostel Ribe inviterer til Earth Hour (Sluk lyset Danmark) d. 31. marts. fra kl. 20.30 – 21.30. I stearinlysenes skær fortæller Købmand Hans Jessen Søhane historien om de sørøvere han fangede og som siden blev halshugget og fik sat deres hoveder på stage på engen udenfor vandrerhjemmet (deraf navnet Hovedengen).
Én af disse hovedløse sørøvere, Morten Tode – der blev halshugget i 1555 – spøger på vandrerhjemmet. Han leder vel efter sit hoved?
Danhostel Ribes vært, Jens Philipsen, vil fortælle om husspøgelset, hvis du tør høre om ham. Vil du møde spøgelset selv, så bliver du selvfølgelig nødt til at bestille en overnatning på vandrerhjemmet – for han plejer først at vise sig ved 24-tiden. Der er dog ingen ”spøgelses-garanti”.
Gratis Vadehavste, økologisk kaffe og hjemmebagte småkager . Alle er velkomne og der er gratis adgang.
Vi fortæller også gerne om Ribe Sol projektet og vores Green Key certificering
Esbjerg Kommune slukker gadelysene i Ribe by i Earth Hour timen

Photos from Earth Hour 2010, Ribe, Denmark

Earth Hour - A historical walk in the dark Ribe with Ribe's night wachmen from Danhostel Ribe
Earth Hour - A historical walk in the dark Ribe with Ribe's night watchmen from Danhostel Ribe
Henrik Ravn tells about beheaded pirats on the meadow outside Danhostel Ribe
Henrik Ravn tells about beheaded medieval pirats on the meadow outside Danhostel Ribe. Not a nice sight for people on boats sailing to Ribe
Ribe's watchman Hans Peters has just told his group about the medieval night wacthman in Ribe who drank too much and fell asleep on duty when the town was flooded in an storm surge and the rich merchant's animals drowned. The night watchman lost his job, and as Hans Peters told us, Ribe found a new watchman who didn't drink and also was a better singer
Ribe's watchman Hans Peters has just told his group about the medieval night wacthman in Ribe who drank too much and fell asleep on duty when the town was flooded in an storm surge and the rich merchant's animals drowned. The night watchman lost his job and Ribe found a new watchman who didn't drink and also was a better singer
In Ribe's harbour, Skibbroen, The night watchman has told about storm surges through out history
In Ribe's harbour, Skibbroen, The night watchman has told about storm surges throughout history
The historical walk on Earth Hour 2010 in Ribe is over. We are back at the hostel and Hans Peters, one of Ribe's night watchmen tell's the last good story.
The historical walk on Earth Hour 2010 in Ribe is over. We are back at the hostel and Hans Peters, one of Ribe's night watchmen tell's the last good story.
Some of the hostels guests staid at the hostel to wach the big X-factor final on TV
Some of the guests at Danhostel Ribe staid at the hostel in candle light to watch the big X-factor final on TV. At the time we came back only Tine and Thomas were back in the final

 

Read about Earth Hour in Ribe: Earth Hour 2010 brings us back to Ribe’s medieval roots: a bishop killed by wild Vikings, witches burned,captured beheaded pirates, the death story of Denmark’s beloved queen Dagmar, fatal floods, and fires.

Earth Hour 2010 brings us back to Ribe’s medieval roots: a bishop killed by wild Vikings, witches burned,

Ribe's night watch man ready for historical walk on Earth Hour 2010
Ribe's night watch man ready for historical walk from Danhostel Ribe, Earth Hour 2010

captured beheaded pirates, the death story of Denmark’s beloved queen Dagmar, fatal floods, and fires. Not imagination but a journey through the fantastic and true history of Ribe, Denmark’s and Scandinavia’s oldest town, that this year celebrates its 1300 anniversary.

At 8.30pm. on the 27th March when Ribe’s street lamps are turned off because of Earth Hour 2010, we invite you to meet us outside the dark hostel, Danhostel Ribe. From here Ribe’s night watch men will guide us safely with their lanterns and spiked maces as protection through Ribe town.
Ribe’s medieval night town watchmen had several duties like to prevent carelessness with fire, lookout for floods, follow drunken Ribe citizens home to bed, and separate street fighters. Every hour they would sing a verse of the watchman’s tune to mark the hours and keep themselves awake, but on the 27th March they will just guide us and tell us some of the fantastic 1300 year history of Ribe.

Nowadays Ribe’s watch men can be followed on their route through the old, winding and cobblestoned streets of Ribe every evening from 1st of May until 15th of September, but Ribe’s hostel (Danhostel Ribe), and Gammelt Præg (Ribe  Town Preservation Organization), think this is a great way to mark Ribe’s 1300 year anniversary and Earth Hour, since also Esbjerg municipality has decided  to raise awareness about climate change, and therefore has decided to turn out the street lights in  Ribe this hour, which will give the historical town walk its finishing touch.
Everyone is welcome and it is free of charge. If you want to sleep at the hostel of course we have a very good offer for this evening and the rest of the Easter holidays. Look Here:

Earth Hour and Easter offer at Danhostel Ribe

P.S. also the sunset will be “dark” in Ribe – since we have the most beautiful “Black Sun” at the time (migration starlings dancing air ballet in the sunset), and it is possible to go on tour with the rangers from Vadehavscentret before you go with the night watchmen.

Earth Hour is a global event organized by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) to raise awareness about threat of global warming.
Danhostel Ribe has for many years been labeled as an eco-friendly hostel and worked with sustainable tourism in many ways. At the hostel we are aware that we are probably not reducing CO2 emissions by taking part in this action and that we don’t save the earth by turning out the lights for one hour, but we think it is a nice way  to raise awareness about climate change together with people all around the world.

WWF Denmark (World Wildlife Fund – Verdensnaturfonden i Danmark) and TrygFonden recommends the event in Ribe on this link and in news mails, and press releases. You can also register your own climate event on Earth Hour evening if you follow the link.
If you don’t visit us or join or arrange an event in your own town – we hope you will remember to turn out the light yourself in your home.

Earth Hour 2010
Earth Hour started in Australia in 2007. More than 2.2 million people in Sydney turned off the light. All ready in 2008 Earth Hour became global and 370 towns in 35 countries turned off the light and made it the biggest climate campaign ever. Danhostel Ribe and Esbjerg municipality have participated since 2008.

Here you can see a short documentary on Earth Hour from 2007 up to 2010:

Find out more about Earth Hour, sign up, etc : Panda.org

Danhostel Ribe on INNOTOUR

Ribe celebrates its 1300th anniversary in 2010-Ribe 1300 års jubilæum

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The Danish queen Magrethe II has been invited – you are also welcome

Ribe was founded about 700 A.D. and is Denmark’s and Scandinavia’s oldest town.

With a budget of D.kr. 22 mill (2.957.000 Euro) and 250 different activities during the year focused on the history, nature and culture of Ribe it will be the biggest celebration in Ribe’s history ever.

Organisations, businesses, sports clubs, schools, churches, cultural and social groups in the town have planed events to help celebrate this special anniversary year.

Smaller and bigger arrangements will take place all year, some are:

  • The Royal Danish Opera will perform Verdi’s La Traviatta
  • Ribe will be on show in several broadcasts – one of the international, when the cooking show “Perfect Day” will display famous Nordic chefs. One of the chefs Claus Meyer, visits Ribe and cooks with local Wadden Sea products as oysters, mussels, marsh calves and lamb
  • Ribe Viking Market, Denmark’s biggest Viking market, will last for 9 days in 2009
  • Wadden Sea Festival  – the Danish part of the Wadden Sea will be one of Denmark’s first National Parks in 2010
  • Theatre Festival for children and youngsters
  • Animation Festival
  • Culture Night

From 1st January you can read the program on the hostel’s homepage in Danish, English and German

Jens from the hostel has taken part in the planning of the celebration. The hostel is mostly involved in the following arrangements:

  •  Earth hour 201027th March. The global event „turn out the lights”. Lights are out and we walk with the night watchmen through 1300 years of history in Ribe. Ribe’s watchmen will guide us safely through 1300 years of history in Ribe and tell about kings and queens, witches burning, decapitated pirates, fires and floods…
    The walk begins at Danhostel Ribe. Danhostel Ribe and Gammelt Præg (Ribe Town Preservation Organisation) will mark Ribe’s 1300 year anniversary this way. Everyone is welcome
  • My Ribe and Wadden Sea. Photo exhibition at Danhostel Ribe. All year. Over 50 large photos on canvas show the inhabitants of Ribe, their town and nature. All captured with a wink by Gudrun Rishede
  • Tapestry made by the Ribe Quilters. The Ribe Quilters are donating a large tapestry to hang at Ribe Vandrehjem (Danhostel Ribe). The motives on the tapestry are all from Ribe, e. g. the cathedral, the stork in its nest on the old city hall, Sct. Catharinae Church, Queen Dagmar, the storm flood pole and Maren Spliid’s house.