Over 150 Indian Cities Set To Join Earth Hour

Over 150 Indian Cities Set To Join Earth Hour

Friday, 22 March 2013, 10:13 Hrs
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Singapore: More than 150 Indian cities will participate in the Earth Hour tomorrow, joining over 7,000 of their counterparts across the world in raising awareness about climate change and its impact.

“We expect to increase the number of cities in India this year from last year’s 150,” said Andy Ridley, CEO and co-founder of the Earth Hour Global of the WWF International, the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).

The Earth Hour, which began in 2007 in Sydney, appeals to people and businesses to switch off lights for an hour to raise awareness about climate change.

Last year, India’s smaller urban towns such as Guna, Etawah and Madla joined the campaign along with big metros including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and other State capitals.

Speaking to PTI today, Ridley said the Earth Hour City Challenge would further increase its reach and support in India through the launch of a mobile phone-based campaign in the coming years, and add more urban developments.

Across the world, over 150 countries will participate in the event on March 23. Palestine, Tunisia, Galapagos, Suriname, French Guyana, St. Helena and Rwanda would be among those joining the global movement for the first time.

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Source: PTI
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