A global blackout will take place in many parts of the world for an hour or more on 25th March for Earth Hour 2017.
Earth Hour is the world’s biggest environmental event where millions of people show their love and care for the planet by turning the lights off. It was founded by World Wildlife Fund For Nature in 2007 in Sydney, Australia.
It was started to increase global awareness regarding energy consumption and global warming.
It started off as a lights-off event in 2007 in Sydney, Australia and after that, the event was held internationally in 2008. In Earth Hour, we have to turn the lights off from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm (local time) to show the support towards the event. It was started to unite the people to protect the planet and support a clean energy future.
The consumption of fossil fuels is increasing at a rapid speed, and it is severely affecting Earth’s environment. Earth hour is a step to change the degrading environment. So it is our responsibility to save our earth by turning off the lights for just one hour.
170 countries and territories showed their support by turning off the lights for protecting the planet last year. Earth Hour is an opportunity for all of us to show our support towards the climate change. By switching off the lights for one hour, we can make a difference in the energy consumption and also help in reducing the effect of global warming.