Earth Hour Day 2024

News Excerpt:

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) India celebrated Earth Hour 2024 on March 23 from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. worldwide to raise awareness about environmental issues.

About Earth Hour:

  • The first Earth Hour event was held on 31 March 2007.
  • Earth Hour serves as a beacon of positivity, hope, and inspiration, rallying people around the globe to come together in solidarity for the environment
  • The aim is to engage as many individuals as possible, especially those who may not yet be fully aware of the environmental crisis we face.
    • Earth Hour saw participation from over 190 countries and territories, with millions of people contributing their time to support the cause.
  • This year, the goal is to make the #BiggestHourForEarth even bigger by encouraging individuals to spend the hour doing something positive for the planet.

Why is World Earth Hour Day celebrated?

  • Earth Hour encourages people worldwide to turn their lights off for 60 minutes to raise awareness about environmental issues. 
    • This symbolic act aims to raise awareness about environmental issues and inspire action towards a more sustainable future.  
  • It’s a movement that, for the last 18 years, has continued to inspire and mobilise people globally, reminding us of our collective responsibility to create a more hopeful and resilient future for our planet.

World Wildlife Fund

  • The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is an international non-governmental organisation
  • The work of WWF has evolved from saving species and landscapes to addressing the larger global environmental threats and forces that impact them, with people at the centre of its work, and organized around six priority areas for improved environmental management comprising climate, forests, food, freshwater, wildlife and oceans.

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