Each and every year. On the last Saturday of March, millions of people from over 180 countries turn off their lights to demonstrate their support for energy conservation in order to save the earth. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and its partners launched the symbolic lights-out Earth Hour in Sydney in 2007.
BSES, one of Delhi’s major power cooperatives, has urged residents to participate in Earth Hour on March 27 by turning off all non-essential lights and electronic appliances to save electricity and combat climate change. Consumers in Delhi have been advised to switch off the lights for an hour on Saturday between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m., according to the company.
“We make a heartfelt appeal to our over 4.5 million customers and 18 million people in our area to make the best decision possible for the world and future generations. ‘Switch off and talk for nature’ during Earth Hour. Citizens will help protect the natural environment to ensure our future,” a BSES spokesperson was quoted as saying by PTI on the importance of engaging in the international movement.
People may also participate in a number of other simulated activities. Click here to see what activities are being held in your area to commemorate the occasion. According to the Earth Hour study from last year, the campaign was bigger than ever, with more than 190 countries and territories participating and observing an hour of conservation, with 4.7 billion global social media views and associated hashtags trending in 37 countries.
The aim is to bring world leaders together in 2021 for key global conferences and forums to help shape environmental policy for the next decade and beyond. WWF hopes that Earth Hour 2021 will serve as a spotlight moment, taking biodiversity to the forefront of international discussions and prompting immediate action to reverse the loss of nature.