Updated: Apr 22, 2022
Earth Hour is an initiative by World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) since 2007. Earth Hour is observed on the last Saturday of March every year. The initiative is to encourage individuals throughout the globe to switch off the lights from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM as per their local time. The idea is to refrain from the use of non-essential lighting to save energy in a symbolic call for environmental protection.
“The intent behind Earth Hour is not just about turning off lights for an hour; It is to remind us of our responsibility towards environmental conservation.”
It's funny that every time there is a snow storm people claim the world isn't getting warmer. They simply don't realize that a warmer climate means more extreme weather patterns
Impacts of the initiatives
Earth Hour is acting as a synergist towards positive impacts on environment. Major countries have adopted significant legislative changes to take the edge off in conserving energy by their citizens. The initiative has propelled multiple sensitive areas like Ban of all kinds of plastics in Karnataka, 3.5 million hectare marine-protected area in Argentina, Regeneration of waste land in Africa, Tree Plantation in Kazakhstan. Along with major and minor initiatives like this, climatologists throughout the world has provided collective awareness on drastically changing climate.
World Wildlife Fund for Nature is world's one of the most significant organizations. It was established in the year 1961 and its head quarters is located in Gland of Switzerland.