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Earth Hour Day seeks to raise awareness about climate change and promoting sustainable energy consumption. This annual observance fosters worldwide commitment towards the conservation of our planet. Participation involves a symbolic act of switching off non-essential lights for one hour to denote solidarity with the cause. Furthermore, Earth Hour Day stresses upon proactive environmental actions and encourages each individual to reduce their ecological footprint.
The journey of Earth Hour Day started in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 under the guidance of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). In India, this event has successfully leveraged collective environmental consciousness over the years. Earth Hour Day is especially significant in light of India's growing energy demand and environmental concerns such as air pollution, water scarcity, and deforestation. This observance augments India's ongoing efforts to transition towards renewable energy sources and promotes sustainable living practices, thereby addressing some of India's key environmental challenges.
In India, the observance of Earth Hour Day is marked by numerous activities and public events. Iconic landmarks across India, from Gateway of India in Mumbai to India Gate in Delhi, switch off their lights for an hour, contributing to the massive worldwide power-saving movement. Additionally, various NGOs and environmental groups host events and initiatives to engage the community. The nationwide observance comes together on the last Saturday of March every year between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM local time, joining nations across the world in a show of unity for the betterment of our planet.
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