India observes Earth Hour 2018

Muriel Hammond
March 25, 2018

The hotel will minimise lighting in guest rooms and public areas and will have power energy saving lights in restaurants and lobby area to join the global Earth Hour initiative.

This year's event takes place between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday (March 24). Gaining significant appreciation throughout the globe, the event is now observed worldwide, in which citizens of 187 countries switch off the lights, for an hour. During this time, civilians are encouraged to switch off their lights for one hour to help reduce the effect of global warming and raise awareness for climate change and wildlife conservation.

PRINCE GEORGE- Tomorrow, people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour to show their support for The World Wildlife Fund. "Earth hour is an opportunity to show our resolve to change". This is done to call for more action on climate change.

Besides Islamabad, Quetta, Peshawar, Nathiagali, Gilgit, and Sukkur, the Earth Hour will also be marked at WWF-Pakistan's Bahawalpur and Khanewal office as well as Faisalabad in Punjab.

The event first began in Australia in 2007 when millions of people turned off non-essential lights for one hour.

Celebrating Earth Hour 2018, people in Delhi NCR on Saturday pledges to adopt environment-friendly modes of transport like cycling, walking and carpooling whenever possible. In the United Kingdom alone, 9 million people took part.

Scheduled in late March, Earth Hour is planned to closely coincide with the spring equinox to ensure that most cities are in darkness as it rolls out around the Earth. "It is therefore heartening to see the multitude of people joining us at Earth Hour, welcoming greater action including support for government legislation on plastic".

Why is Earth Hour important? Rather, it's a chance to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet, and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.

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