GOD created us and the beautiful nature and we are set on destroying the very entity that helps our existence on this wonderful blue planet EARTH 🙁 .Global warming has been creating worldwide disturbances and evoked anguish reactions from environmentalists. There were many initiatives launched to save our planet. Earth Hour is one such climate change initiative launched by WWF.
Global Earth Hour-2009 event in India was formally launched by the WWF-India with an acoustic music show on March 20, at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The famed rock band Advaita and noted musician Sajid Akbar performed on the occasion to raise awareness against climate change and global warming.
So what is this Earth Hour all about? Earth Hour is a step in the world’s efforts to combat the threat of Climate Change and it holds tremendous potential to influence sound policy and people’s participation on the issue
A short history of the event is as follows ever since it took off in 2007.
• This initiative began in Sydney
• 2 million people switched off their lights in 2008
• 50 million people around the globe participated
• 370 cities and towns worldwide joined in 2009
• The big goal now is to reach out to 1 billion people
• 1000 cities consented to participate
Individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn out their lights for one hour, on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 8:30pm, to show their support for action on climate change. Cities across the world will turn off their lights, sending a powerful global message that it’s possible to take united action on global warming. And that we still care about our planet 🙂 I intend to do it and hope you too will join me and support the event on March 28!