Have you ever seen India Gate without light? This is going to happen today evening from 8.30 PM to 9.30 PM. India Gate will plunge into darkness for an hour along with other global landmarks like Egypt’s Great Pyramids, China’s Forbidden City and Paris’ Eifel Tower as part of the worldwide Earth Hour campaign.
Like last year, the capital of India is again promising to join 1100 cities and towns across the world and turn into an area of darkness from 8.30 PM to 9.30 PM during Earth Hour today to generate awareness about climate change.
Delhi, along with Mumbai and Bengaluru, is the official Earth Hour 2010 city in India. At least 121 countries are expected to participate in the global climate action.
What is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour is largely a symbolic worldwide campaign by WWF (World Wide Fund) to raise awareness about climate change. It began in Sydney in 2007 when 2.2 million people switched off the lights in their homes and offices for 60 minutes to make a point about electricity consumption and pollution.
Last year, Delhi saved up to 600 MW power during Earth Hour. This year Delhi is geared up and ready to save more power.
So, my friends, are you ready to participate in Earth Hour this year?