Did you know that every year, for an hour, the entire world goes into darkness in order to protect the environment? Yes, it is the voluntary darkness that the world goes into, which is known as Earth Hour. This year too, millions of people across the globe will observe Earth Hour from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on March 25. So get ready to voluntarily switch off all the lights for a better tomorrow.
All About Earth Hour 2023
Today, to observe Earth Hour, millions of people across the globe will switch the lights and all the appliances off at their offices and homes. This is an annual effort that raises awareness about energy conservation and climate change challenges.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which established the custom, emphasises the significance of the coming seven years in preventing irreversible climate change and natural loss. According to the WWF, this year’s Earth Hour is more important than ever to motivate millions of people to take action and make others aware.
— WWF-India (@WWFINDIA) March 23, 2023
Ricky Kej, a composer and environmentalist who has won three Grammy awards, has been selected as the “Face of Earth Hour India 2023.” Together with him, the campaign has recruited renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik, singer Nakash Aziz, and celebrity chef Ranveer Brar, as goodwill ambassadors.
Famous Landmarks, History And More
The lights out moment is observed by many revered landmarks and major tourist attractions across the globe. The Eiffel Tower, the Empire State Building, and the Sydney Opera House are the landmarks that have been participating in Earth Hour for the last few years and are expected to do the same this year as well, according to WWF.
On March 31, 2007, the WWF organised the first “Earth Hour” in Sydney, when 2.2 million people were urged to turn down their lights for one hour in favour of combating climate change.
I invite you to switch off your lights for an hour on 25 March at 8.30pm local time – wherever you are.
Every minute and every hour counts. pic.twitter.com/xT2dna0Da3
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) March 24, 2023
It has been called one of the biggest grassroots environmental movements in the world. People participate by turning off their lights in more than 180 nations and territories to help our “blue” world. (As reported by Outlook India)
Make sure you too participate !
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