World Switches Off Lights To Observe Earth Hour

The tenth edition of the Earth Hour was observed globally on 19 March 2016 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time.

Earth Hour is a global environmental movement with a simple message to switch off non-essential lights for one hour on the last Saturday of March between 8:30 and 9:30 pm. Globally, it is being organised annually by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in association with the government, non-governmental organizations and individuals.The Earth Hour 2016 was the tenth edition of the global celebration that started off as a one city event in Sydney, Australia in 2007

Individuals, communities, organizations and landmarks participated in the event in 178 countries and territories by switching off lights in solidarity with global efforts to change climate change. It was celebrated across seven continents, aboard the International Space Station and served as a strong visual reminder of the globe’s determination to tackle our planet’s biggest environmental challenge yet.

Around 1.2 million individual actions were taken to help change climate change including participating in on-the-ground activities for reforestation and recycling, digital petitions for climate-friendly policy and online campaigns to promote climate awareness and action. The participants at the WWF-Singapore event came forward to ‘plant a forest’ in Sumatra, Indonesia which lost 2 million hectares of forest to burning between September and October 2015.

As part of the “Donate Your Social Power” campaign, supporters around the world also donated their social feeds to WWF and Earth Hour to shine a light on climate action.

Extra info:
  • Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet, and is organised by WWF. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement. 
  • Earth Hour aims to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world.
  • The first Earth Hour event was on March 31 2007. WWF-Australia inspired Sydney-siders to show their support for climate change action. More than 2.2 million individuals and 2,000 businesses turned their lights out for one hour in the first Earth Hour event.
  • Earth Hour 2016 will mark the tenth year of the campaign!

So lets do:

Earth hour is globaly organised by which organisation?

Source – Dailytimes

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