Switch off lights to observe Earth Hour

Switch off lights to observe Earth Hour
# 26 March 2011 03:10 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. People across the globe will switch off lights for an hour at 8:30 pm to mark the Earth Hour on Saturday, APA reports quoting “The Times of India”.

India also gets ready for participation in World Wide Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour - a global movement against climate Change.

"We will also switch off the lights to mark the Earth Hour. We would like to make an appeal to people in general to come together to save the environment and the Earth," B D Tripathi, a noted environmentalist at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and member of National Ganga River Basin Authority (NGRBA).

According to WWF-Earth Hour report, the message of Earth Hour this year is to go beyond the hour, and commit to a more sustainable way of living, everyday and not just for an hour. Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change.

India joined the Earth Hour campaign in 2009 by committing the support of two main cities - Delhi and Mumbai - and in that year, 56 cities supported the campaign. In the space of one year, Earth Hour 2010 grew to become the greatest environmental action in India where individuals and businesses across 125 cities in India came together to show the path to a sustainable future. During Earth Hour 2010, more than 5 million people in India switched off lights.
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THE OPERATION IS BEING PERFORMED