United Kingdom landmarks join big switch-off for Earth Hour

In his message on Earth Hour being commemorated the world over on today (Saturday), he urged parliamentarians and people to observe the global Earth Hour by voluntarily switching off extra lights for one hour between 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

The action is happening all day on Saturday.

Delhi participates in this movement and tonight monuments like India Gate, Red Fort, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple and Rashtrapati Bhawan will have their lights out for an hour!

WWF-AAPSO will also be campaigning throughout Assam in schools and colleges, organisations, corporate and institutes to encourage switching off of lights and promote usage of solar energy. As well, Marriott International want its hotels all over the world to share images of Earth Hour activities in their Twitter and Facebook accounts.

The World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) conservation group, which organizes the event, said great strides had been made in highlighting the dire state of the planet.

Qatar Airways switched off lights at its corporate headquarters between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday to mark Earth Hour.

They'll be joined by millions of homes, businesses and schools in more than 170 countries who will turn their lights off for 60 minutes in support of tackling climate change. He also called upon all commercial, social, governmental establishments, educational institutions and the people across Jammu and Kashmir to observe Earth Hour. The sight of an unlit Eiffel Tower might be a little unsettling if you don't know what's going on, but it's not a sign of the apocalypse - quite the opposite, in fact. The event is a movement millions of people participate in each year.

2016 was the hottest year on record, according to different organizations, such as NASA, the ice in the poles is melting at a faster rate.

On March 16, the organisation officially inaugurated Earth Hour 2017 at Alliance Francaise de Karachi by unveiling its celebrity ambassadors for the largest volunteer movement across the world.

In Poland and Bulgaria, people have been uniting to raise their voice against laws and policies that threaten biodiversity and the ecosystems that provide clean air, water, food and stable climate, underpinning our wellbeing as well as that of the planet.

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