Turn lights off, help make a positive difference

As the world celebrated Earth Hour from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm on Saturday, Delhi-NCR saved around 290 MW of power - at least 28 MW more compared to past year - as consumers voluntarily switched off their electrical appliances.

Although the event may not save much energy in the grand scheme of things, Earth Hour's goal is to draw attention to climate change. With the historic Paris Agreement on climate change now in force, there's never been a more crucial time to show strong public support for efforts to stem climate change.

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.

The event, which started in Sydney, Australia, has expanded to become the world's largest demonstration that raises awareness for climate change.

The Empire State Building, Space Needle, Golden Gate Bridge, the Colosseum in Rome, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Sydney Opera House and the EIffel Tower are among the many famous landmarks that will go dark. Shutting off light for one hour a year doesn't prevent global warming. In 2017, it will be held from 8:30 pm and 9: 30 pm on Saturday, March 25.

Staples Center, along with the nearby convention center and other L.A. spots like the Santa Monica ferris wheel went dark joining the worldwide movement called Earth Hour.

On Saturday afternoon, teams of two were competing in the third annual Earth Hour Race, which sees participants use sustainable forms of transportation to travel between the University of Alberta, MacEwan University and NAIT campuses.

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.

We all know that we need to take immediate action to save our planet but many of us assume that these changes will place an added burden on our pockets and with rising prices on our daily living expenses‚ people don't feel they can contribute. "We are happy because we are able to engage the youth as well", World Wildlife Fund Philippines president Joel Palma.

  • Joe Gonzales