Various major landmarks across the world, right from the Sydney Opera House to the Eiffel Tower, went dark on 30 April 2019 to mark Earth Hour 2019.
Taipei 101, the tallest building in Taipei; Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong; Parthenon in Greece; and The Empire State Building in New York City also switched off lights to show solidarity with the movement.
The #Connect2Earth was trending on Twitter and users around the world shared stories online of how they observed the Earth Hour.
What is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour is a global grassroots campaign to raise awareness about climate change and to inspire people across the globe to take action for a better planet. It started off in Australia in 2007 as a lights-off event and is currently observed in over 175 nations across the world.
It calls for the sparing use of resources, especially those that cause climate change like fossil fuels. It also seeks to raise awareness about the excessive consumption of energy and its detrimental effects on the environment. Earth Hour is an opportunity for everyone to do their bit towards the environment.
This event is organized by the World Wildlife Fund annually and is supported by many organizations across the world.
As part of this movement, people across the world are encouraged to switch off lights for an hour from 830pm to 930 pm local time on 30 April.
Did you participate in the event too? We did! And we believe that Earth Hour must be celebrated every single day. Let’s pledge to use resources more prudently and let us pledge to save our environment.