Saturday, 15 December 2018
Latest news
Main » Celebrate Earth Hour Saturday, March 25 at 8:30 Pm

Celebrate Earth Hour Saturday, March 25 at 8:30 Pm

27 March 2017

In this two photo combo, the temple of the Parthenon on the Acropolis hill, is seen before the lights were turned out, below, and during the Earth Hour with lights turned off, above, in Athens, on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

"Earth Hour, a campaign launched 10 years ago, is a platform that allows people to stand together on climate change and adopt practices that can help us make positive changes and work towards a sustainable future", said Ravi Singh, secretary general and CEO of WWF-India.

Despite the terror attack in Westminster on Wednesday, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are joining more than 270 landmarks across the United Kingdom in switching off the lights for conservation charity WWF's Earth Hour.

For many years individuals and businesses in the town have been getting on board by turning the lights off, choosing to do things that don't require electricity or power, such as family board or card games by candle light.

WWF-AAPSO will also be campaigning throughout Assam in schools and colleges, organisations, corporate and institutes to encourage switching off of lights and promote usage of solar energy. Several famous landmarks all over the world will be hidden by the darkness for an hour. The 2007 Earth Hour was held on March 31 in Sydney, Australia at 7:30 pm, local time.

Iran sanctions 15 USA companies over alleged backing of Israeli 'atrocities'
The companies that will be affected by the sanctions include Raytheon, Daniel Defense, Re/Max and Oshkosh. Tehran has imposed sanctions on 15 USA companies "supporting terrorism", local media reported Sunday.

A "Going Green" martini sold at the Fairmont Washington, D.C. hotel will donate all profits to the World Wildlife Fund.

The lights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France's best-known symbol, were switched off for five minutes at 1930 GMT and the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, the world's tallest building, went dark for an hour.

Siddarth Das, Executive Director, Earth Hour Global said: "We started Earth Hour to make a statement". Which is why Earth Hour 2017 is an extremely relevant observance that all of us should consider taking part in.

2016 was the hottest year on record, according to different organizations, such as NASA, the ice in the poles is melting at a faster rate.

To mark the tenth anniversary of the movement, people also took to their social media timelines to express their solidarity with climate action, as skylines around the world participated in the global lights out event.