Earth Hour is the world’s largest movement and shines a light on the need for climate action, according to World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
Every year people around the world commit to turning off the lights for one hour. Earth hour is today, March 24 at 8:30 p.m. India time.
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organised by the WWF. It is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, as a symbol of commitment to the planet.
It was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007.
This year Earth Hour celebrates 11 years of saving energy and raising awareness on the impact of climate change. Iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, India Gate, Space Needle, Las Vegas strip, Eiffel Tower and Big Ben all go dark for one hour in honor of Earth Hour.
Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan made an impassioned appeal to the people to switch off all non-essential lights for an hour on March 24 to mark the Earth Hour, saying he himself will do so.