Earth Hour 2017: Count Down Begins


    This year is the tenth-year celebration of the world-wide event of ‘Earth Hour’. It was in the year 2007 when Earth hour’s celebration started in Australia. Spreading from there, it took the whole world in its charisma. Ever since each year on 25th March, the world celebrates Earth hour. Read on to find what is earth hour and how you can be a part of it.

    What is Earth Hour?

    Earthhour celebration is an effort to make the world realize the importance of saving our natural sources. People all across the world, switch off the lights in their places, offices, universities. Particularly the landmark spots and towers turn dark to stand united for this serious cause.

    When Do We Celebrate Earth Hour?

    Earth hour is celebrated on 25 March each year. Each country will observe this hour from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm according to their local time. Here is what Aiguo Dai, a professor in the department of atmospheric and environmental sciences at the University at Albany has to say about earth hour celebration.

    “If all of us can find ways to save energy and reduce consumption of fossil fuel, then it will significantly reduce our emissions of greenhouse gases, and that could slow down global warming, “If that still won’t be enough, we need to develop new sources of green energy and move away from fossil fuel.” [Find here: Is Stephen Hawking Really Going to Travel the Outer Space?]

    The most famous buildings that are participating in earth hour 2017 include—Eiffel Tower, Opera Tower, Sydney, pyramids in Egypt, Golden Gate Bridge and Colosseum in Rome.