Saturday, March 23, 2013
Earth Hour Celebrations
For our wish to lift the tallest tower we will soon step on every little flower. For our
thirst for iron oil, we will dig up every soil.
And for eternal light we derive to havens we will plung our future generation into
darkness. But earth hour has born out of a hope that our such desired and actions
It began, in 2007, Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million people and businesses switched off
their lights for an hour.
From there on that hour took the notion of an Earth Hour. It gradually became a
tradition and now more than 157 countries, involving hundreds of millions of people
have come forward with an aim to raise awareness and inspire action on climate change
when earth hour was observed on 23rd March this year.
As a result lights at Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, Gateway of India and households of many common man remained switched off.
Besides this, Kremlin in Moscow’s red square, the Harbor Bridge in Sydney, the Eiffel
tower in Paris and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco were among the many well
known structures that went dark for an hour at 8:30 p.m.
Iconic figures like Amitabh Bachan or the great football star, Liouel Messi have urged
people to go beyond one hour to save planet Earth.
Their efforts have reaped results in form of reduced carbon emission and an uprise of
consciousness in the general attitude.
A Canadian utility also found that the energy save in many cities during last year earth
hour would be enough the completely power then of for that hour.
Vasundhara- the Eco Club of our school has also called attention to the fight.
Every year it insists students to switch their light for a precious and so does it continues
it tradition and celebrate it again today.
A special announcement was made in the assembly to emphasize the significance of Earth hour and request students to switch of their lights from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
The same message was forwarded to parents during the Parent Teacher Meeting session .