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Earth Hour observed across the world

Mar 31, 2014 11:47 IST

Earth Hour was observed across the world on 29 March 2014. The pledge of Earth Hour 2014 is to switch to energy efficient bulbs.

Over 7000 cities in 150 countries joined the movement with places like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Times Square in New York City, the Acropolis hill in Athens and even the Kremlin in Moscow participating.

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The Earth Hour 2014 included turning off all non-essential lights to raise the awareness about environmental challenges between 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on 29 March 2014. Besdies, it involved activities liek signature campaigns, musical evenings, cyclothons, candlelit marches, walkathons, dance performances, magic shows, flash mobs and recycling drives - Earth Hour is our planet’s time to shine!

Earth Hour In India
India launched the Earth Hour to bring individuals, organisations, governments together to take action on climate change in 2009.

Every year different celebrities supported the Earth Hour and this year Actor Arjun Kapoor was the brand ambassador of the Earth hour in India.

Year

Brand Ambassador

2009

Aamir Khan

2010

Abhishek Bachchan

2011

Vidya Balan

2012

Sachin Tendulkar

2013

Ajay Devgn


About Earth Hour
Earth Hour is organized annually by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the movement began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia.

It was started by Earth Hour CEO and co-founder, Andy Ridley to raise awareness about climate change.
Since then, the event has become an international phenomenon that organizes the globe around a single symbolic act of turning off its lights.

The effort also encourages participants to go beyond that simple act and think of new ways to create a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle.

It is the World largest grass-root level environmental movement towards action on climate change.

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