What is “Earth Hour”?

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On March 27, 2021, the world observed the Earth Hour Day.

About Earth Hour
  • Earth Hour is a global movement for environmental conservation. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) started it in 2007.
  • It is an annual event, that takes place on the last Saturday of March. Millions of people in over 180 countries and territories participate in it by turning off their lights.
  • Aim: It aims to call attention to global warming, loss of biodiversity, and climate change.
  • During the Earth Hour, people turn off their lights for an hour as a sign of global solidarity.
  • Significance: This hour showcases the need to take action on the pressing issue of global climate change. Further, it promotes awareness about environmental issues on a public platform.
  • Theme for 2021: “Climate Change to Save Earth”
About World Wildlife Fund for Nature(WWF):
  • World Wildlife Fund for Nature(WWF) is an international non-governmental organization founded in 1961.
  • It is the world’s largest conservation organization.
  • Aim: It aims to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment. Furthermore, it also aims to build a future where humans live in harmony with nature.
  • Headquarters: Gland, Switzerland.

Source: NDTV


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