India switches off to mark the Biggest Hour for Earth, this Earth Hour

Posted on
25 March 2023
India, 25th March 2023: Over the last 17 years, the lights-off moment has seen entire streets, buildings, landmarks, and city skylines go dark - an unmissable sight that drew public attention to nature loss and the climate crisis. This Earth Hour, across India, we witnessed various landmarks participating in the global switch-off to celebrate #BiggestHourforEarth
Some landmarks that stood in solidarity with Earth Hour 2023 by switching off their lights were:  
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
  • Red Fort, New Delhi
  • Akshardham, New Delhi
  • Qutub Minar, New Delhi 
  • Humayun Tomb
  • Shanti Stupa, Ladakh 
  • Royal Mysore Palace, Mysore 
  • Qutub Minar, New Delhi 
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai 
  • Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
  • Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
  • Gateway of India, Mumbai
  • Ripon Building - Greater Chennai Corporation, Chennai
  • Royal Mysuru Palace, Mysore
  • Buddha Statue (the World's tallest monolith of Gautam Buddha), Hyderabad

Earth Hour 2023 urges people and communities across the world to take an hour to create a global moment of change. As landmarks and homes across the planet take part in Earth Hour’s iconic switch-off, we are asking everyone to ‘switch off’ themselves by taking a break from their routine and everyday distractions and spending 60 minutes doing something positive for our planet and nature around us.

Earth Hour celebrated this year on 25th March, is the largest global grassroots movement for the environment. The aim is to create an unstoppable movement for nature to recognise the role of individuals in creating solutions to the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges and harnesses the collective power of its millions of supporters. 

Note to the Editors
Ricky Kej is the Face of Earth Hour India 2023 
Earth Hour India 2023 jingle by Nakash Aziz 
Goodwill Ambassadors for Earth Hour India 
Sudarsan Pattnaik creates sand art for Earth Hour 2023 
Earth Hour campaign film 
Earth Hour India website 
Earth Hour short video 
Earth Hour India 2023 is supported by a gamut of partners across sectors: Times OOH  
DMRC, Bangalore Metro, Mumbai Metro One, HSBC, H&M, Sony India, Flipkart, FabIndia, EPAM, BSES, Tata Power, IHCL, PVR Cinemas, BYCS, Zomato, MyGate, WeWork, Tata Realty, Brigade Group, Century. 
About Earth Hour  
Earth Hour is WWF's flagship global environmental movement. Born in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organizations in more than 190 countries and territories to take tangible environmental action. Historically, Earth Hour has focused on the climate crisis, but more recently, Earth Hour has strived to also bring the pressing issue of nature loss to the fore. The aim is to create an unstoppable movement for nature, as it did when the world came together to tackle climate change. The movement recognizes the role of individuals in creating solutions to the planet’s most pressing environmental challenges and harnesses the collective power of its millions of supporters to drive change.  
For more information, please contact: 
Komal Chaudhary 
Senior Manager-Media & PR, WWF-India 
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