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When is Earth Hour?

When is Earth Hour?

Earth hour is today, 24th March at 8:30 p.m. local time in whatever area of the planet you live in.

Elaborating on the "Give Up To Give Back" campaign, the World Wildlife Federation on its official website said, "This year, Earth Hour is the launch of the GIVE UP movement".

According to WWF, the Earth Hour movement has inspired lots of projects across the world including the banning of plastics in the Galapagos in 2014 and the use of solar power to light up homes in India. WWF has partnered with Discom BSES that has urged Delhiites to be part of the Earth Hour 2018 initiative by switching off electrical appliances between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm on Saturday. Those joining the event traditionally mark it by turning off the lights for one hour.

The annual Earth Hour event returns this weekend and aims to get people to take positive action to reduce energy use and protect the environment.

What is Earth Hour and why was it started? Halting its loss is urgent and crucial as much as tackling climate change, ” said Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International.

So, turn of your lights at 20:30 and support Earth Day 2016.

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Now, the Philippines has been heralded as the "Earth Hour Hero Country" for topping Earth Hour participation levels from 2009-2013, contributing over 1,600 of the world's 7,000 Earth Hour hubs.

In India, Earth Hour will be observed from 2030 hrs to 2130 hrs.

Celebrating Earth Hour 2018, people in Delhi NCR on Saturday pledges to adopt environment-friendly modes of transport like cycling, walking and carpooling whenever possible. “WWF is a dynamic partner of the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, helping to raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity and nature for people and communities worldwide.”.

With the historic Paris Agreement on climate change now in full force, there's never been a more crucial time to hold leaders accountable and show strong public support for efforts to stem climate change.

In Christchurch, New Zealand, the city saw a 13 per cent drop in electricity demand during the hour.