Delhi Saves 290 MW By Switching Off Lights During Earth Hour

BRPL and BYPL had also switched off all non-essential lights at their over 400 offices, spread across an area of around 950 sq km, during the appointed hour.

The "Earth Hour" movement was globally accepted and celebrated, each year over 172 countries and over 7000 cities shut down the electricity of landmark monuments to participate and raise awareness! The 2007 Earth Hour was held on March 31 in Sydney, Australia at 7:30 pm, local time. If you were caught off guard by the sudden darkness in your city, you're probably wondering what Earth Hour means and what it has to do with you.

"Earth Hour" will celebrate it's 10th Anniversary on Saturday March 25, 2017.

Watch below: The world switches off for Earth Hour Saturday night. Social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will be used to call on residents to post pictures and videos of their Earth Hour stories. "We hope our Travel with Purpose Contest will inspire others to learn more about climate change and energy conservation".

This year's theme is "Switch off for the Future", acknowledging that our actions on climate change will shape the future for our children and grandchildren.

Still BC Hydro says 178 countries participated in 2016, and some municipalities like Whistler still make a big deal about it.

Last year, Dubai witnessed a 222MWh reduction in the consumption of electricity, and a reduction of 96 tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions during Earth Hour.

He said, "In ten years, Earth Hour has helped protect seas in Russian Federation and Argentina, raised funds for conservation projects in Southeast Asia and the Amazon and even created a forest in Uganda and none of this would have been possible without the force that binds us all together - our collective determination to protect the one planet we all share". Volunteers took part in earth hour celebrations organised by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Myanmar) for the first time in the country.

"We are now using about one and half earth planets worth of resources to sustain our current lifestyle and this is to provide us with food, water shelter and energy".

  • Carolyn Briggs