Earth Hour Day 2021 Significance history importance see how to celebrate earth hour
Earth Hour Day 2021: Tonight, people around the world will be celebrating Earth Hour. The last Saturday of March is celebrated every year as Earth Hour for the protection and improvement of the earth. On this day, between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm, millions of people around the world turn off the lights for an hour. The message of our unity to make the earth better is conveyed through this.
The aim is to make people aware of environmental issues and to bring them forward to contribute to its safety. This year, the significance of the event is further enhanced by the Corona outbreak. The first Earth Hour was held on March 31, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. Gradually this day is being celebrated all over the world.
Started in 2007 by WWF
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) launched Earth Hour Day in 2007. Andy Ridley, co-founder of the Earth Hour Foundation, launched the campaign in collaboration with the WWF. In 2008, 35 countries participated in the Earth Hour Day. This year, unneeded power in 178 countries will be cut off from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Of course this time the whole world will be blacked out. Many people also celebrate Earth Hour by lighting candles. According to environmental experts, WWF’s global campaign will help combat the problem of climate change and global warming.
Celebrating Earth Hour for the first time in 2009 in India
India was part of the campaign in 2009. It was attended by more than 50 lakh people from 58 cities. In 2010, more than 70 lakh people from 128 cities in India participated in the initiative. This number has been increasing since then. Electricity distribution companies in the capital Delhi have launched a campaign to make their customers aware of the success of the program.
The lights of many historical buildings were also turned off
Many historic buildings around the world have their lights turned off during Earth Hour Day. These include the 24 world-famous buildings, the Empire World Building in New York, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Acropolis in Athens. During the Earth Hour in India, the lights of many historical buildings including Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House and India Gate are turned off.
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