Going dark to bring light: Earth Hour

Sciteum’s Earth hour Celebration from India Gate, New Delhi

Earth Hour is one of the largest of its kind to create mass awareness on environment and related issues. Coordinated by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and millions of volunteers across the globe, the concept of this symbolic lights out event started in Sydney in 2007.

Earth Hour campaign encourages people to save and conserve energy by symbolically switching off the lights for an hour from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. This event takes place annually on a specific date towards the end of March.

Monuments across the globe plays a crucial role in the success of Earth Hour each year. This inspires millions to take initiative in environmental as well as climate action activities.

Team Sciteum joined the celebration and covered the event from India Gate, New Delhi on 30 March 2019. You can see the light outs on the iconic India Gate in the following images:


India Gate-New Delhi

8:29 pm

India Gate-New Delhi

8:31 pm

Though this event is inspiring millions, the real impact on the mindset of millions is debatable.

Article by M R Raghul 

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