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Earth hour on march 24

Earth hour on march 24

Context:

This year, Earth Hour will be observed on March 24 from 8:30-9:30 pm.

Highlights:

  • Earth Hour is the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment where citizens around the world unite to take a stand against climate change by turning off non-essential lights for one hour.
  • Earth Hour is a global initiative of the World Wide Fund for Nature India (WWF), with a record participation of 178 countries and territories around the world.   
  • On the occasion of Earth Hour 2018, WWF-India is launching the ‘Give Up to Give Back’ initiative to inspire organisations, institutions and individuals to make the choice to curb some habits, practices and lifestyles that burden our lives and the environment.  

“Give Up to Give Back” and Connect to Earth campaign

  1. Give up single-use plastics: Single-use plastics are fast filling up our oceans, rivers and landfills. Whether it is a plastic bottle, disposable cup or straw- alternatives exist.  
  2. Give up fossil fuels: Give up conventional power sources: Choose to go solar, use solar appliances like solar geysers, solar lights or install solar rooftop panels and generate your own energy!
  3. Give up lonely car rides for your employees: one day each week as a Carpool Day and reduce the burden on our cities and our lungs.
  4. Give up E-waste: Give up e-waste and close the loop on responsible recycling of e-waste so that it doesn’t end up in our lives and affect our health.
  5. Give up excess use of paper: Every time we print a document/bill/collateral, we are consuming an important and fast depleting resource that comes from forest paper. Think before you print and if you must, use responsibly sourced paper instead of the regular ones.
  6. Switch Off: All non-essential lights between 8:30 to 9:30pm on March 24, 2018 to mark support for Earth Hour 2018.

 

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