Earth Hour is a worldwide commitment to create awareness about climate change, energy conservation for the betterment of the planet earth launched by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2007 in Sydney, Australia but soon it became a global sustainability movement with millions of people participating to show their commitment to the planet. Pakistan too joined 134 members of the international community on March 27 for Earth Hour 2011.
Earth Hour 2011 will be observed today in Pakistan, from 8:30pm till 9:30pm. This effort has been lauded and supported by President Asif Ali Zardari as well who has called upon the nation in a special message to celebrate the Hour and focus on energy conservation. UN Secretary General also urged the global community to “use 60 minutes of darkness to help the world see the light.”
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Although I have seen many people since last year when the event was launched for the first time in Pakistan, laughing on the concept of switching off lights as we daily have to deal with load shedding for hours. Probably this hour is the best time to learn that energy resources are finite and if we not let ourselves conserve it soon we’ll be devoid of them.
Switching off lights for an hour is a symbolic act to highlight the importance of finite natural resources of the planet Earth and lead the global journey to a sustainable future. Don’t forget to be a part of this worldwide campaign and switch off/dim the lights in your home or offices between 8:30pm till 9:30pm. This Earth Hour, go beyond the hour, get involved and take action to make our world a better place and lead the global journey for preserving diversity of fauna and flora of earth.