Earth Hour 2010 Launched by CM Shiela Dixit, Abhishek Bachchan

Earth Hour 2010

Earth Hour is a WWF initiative where citizens around the globe show their support for action on climate change by turning off lights for one hour. This year the switch off is being observed on March 27, 2010, from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

Earth Hour Launched by Shiela DixitThe campaign was recently launched by the Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Sheila Dikshit and film actor Abhishek Bachchan, in the presence of WWF-India’s SG and CEO Mr. Ravi Singh. Abhishek along with Smt Sheila Dikshit lit the ‘candle of hope’ encouraging citizens of India to ‘switch on’ their minds and showcase solidarity and commitment towards climate change and energy conservation by ‘switching off’ the lights for one hour on the 27th of March.

Earth Hour 2010 is expected to be a culmination of over one billion people around the globe, in more than 6000 cities and towns worldwide, turning off lights and showing support for action on climate change. Mr. Ravi Singh, Secretary General and CEO, WWF-India, said, “Earth Hour 2009 was the largest climate action in history. It was heartening to receive tremendous support for the campaign from all sections of the society all across India it symbolized the aspirations and willingness of our citizens to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle. He hoped Earth Hour 2010 will have even wider participation.

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit reminded everyone of how Delhi was the lead city for Earth Hour 2009 when India joined this global campaign. Several historical buildings, office complexes, RWAs, shopping centers and hotels switched off in support, resulting in close to 600 MW power saving in Delhi alone. She expressed hope as well as confidence that Earth Hour 2010 will also be taken forward in Delhi in a similar manner, only with even greater participation.

Participate in Earth Hour 2010: Switch off your lights, electrical appliances (even your mobile phone for one hour!) on March 27th, 2010 — from 8.30 PM to 9.30 PM (or longer if you wish to!)

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Dr. Govind Singh is an Environmentalist, Academician and Consultant based in Delhi and is the Co-Founder of Delhi Greens NGO. He holds a Master's and Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of Delhi. Dr. Govind Singh has over six years experience of teaching in the University of Delhi and over twelve years experience of working in the Environmental Sector.

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3 thoughts on “Earth Hour 2010 Launched by CM Shiela Dixit, Abhishek Bachchan

  1. its very touching to see the present scenario with no one to take care of our environment specilly when we are now in a great need for public awareness. here is a great opporunity… we can put our commitments into actions…. just switching our homeligths, mobiles,inverters,laptops for an hour will do a great deal.

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