Today World Observes ‘Earth Hour’ 2013


The world is observing the annual ‘Earth Hour’ today on 23rd March. If you are concerned for climate change to check environmental pollution, you should turn off the non-essential lights today from 8.30 P.M. to 9.30 P.M. local time for one hour.

‘Earth Hour’ started from Australia in 2007 when 2.2 million residents of Sydney participated by turning off all non-essential lights to raise awareness about carbon pollution and today hundreds of millions of people across some 150 countries are participating in this cause. This year the movement has spread to Palestine, Tunisia, Suriname and Rwanda. The date falls towards end of March every year and in the current year it is observed today on 23rd. The event is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), where households and business houses are encouraged to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.

The campaign is a symbolic show of support for planet Earth where many of the world’s most iconic attractions, including the Empire State Building, Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid, the statue of David in Florence, Cape Town’s Table Mountain, the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge and Russia’s Kremlin building will take part.

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“Earth Hour shows that there are millions of people around the world who also want to do something.” – Reportedly said Dermot O’Gorman, head of WWF-Australia.

Even amid darkness ‘Earth Hour’ flows a stream of worldwide awareness and the scene will definitely be an unique one as people will be taking candle light dinners then in the restaurants and the iconic edifices will be in shadow for one hour, altogether offering a different but charismatic experience.

Be ready to turn off your light today (in Odisha) from 8.30 to 9.30 P.M. Every aware dweller of planet Earth, who is concerned for their loving planet, should observe ‘Earth Hour’.

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