India switch-off for Earth Hour 2024 to create the Biggest Hour for Earth

Posted on 23 March 2024   |  
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India, 23rd March 2024: Over the last 18 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. Earth Hour 2024 aims to create the Biggest Hour for Earth, stressing the collective power of individuals and communities in tackling climate and nature loss challenges. The overarching goal is to inspire long-term commitments to energy efficiency, sustainable practices and shared responsibility for a resilient and optimistic future.
Key landmarks across the country that stood in solidarity with Earth Hour 2024 by switching off their lights were: 

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  • Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
  • Red Fort, New Delhi
  • India Gate, New Delhi
  • Akshardham, New Delhi
  • Qutub Minar, New Delhi 
  • Humayun Tomb, New Delhi 
  • Jantar Mantar, New Delhi 
  •  Safdarjung Tomb, New Delhi 
  • Shanti Stupa, Ladakh 
  • Royal Mysore Palace, Mysore 
  • Qutub Minar, New Delhi 
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai 
  • Rambagh Palace, Jaipur
  • Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
  • Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
  • Gateway of India, Mumbai
  • Buddha Statue (the World's tallest monolith of Gautam Buddha), Hyderabad
 Earth Hour 2024 serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of our planet, the need to protect it, and how little time we have to do so.  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 23rd 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 harness the collective power of its millions of supporters. 

Note to the Editors
Earth Hour India 2024 is supported by a gamut of partners across sectors: Decathlon, Dunhumby, TimesOOH, BSES, Tata Power, Delhi Metro, EPAM, IHCL, Sony, PVR-INOX, Genpact, Capgemini, Nasdaq, FabIndia, H&M, Woodland, The Body Shop, MakeMyTrip Foundation, WeWork, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore Metro.

About Earth Hour 
Born in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour has grown to become the world's largest grassroots environmental movement, inspiring individuals, communities, businesses and organisations in more than 190 countries and territories to take action for our planet. 

Earth Hour 2024 aims to create the Biggest Hour for Earth with its call to action “Give an hour for Earth”. It encourages participants from all walks of life, around the world, to share their commitment to the planet by dedicating one hour to fun, and planet-supportive activities. From learning about nature by watching documentaries to embracing eco-friendly practices and sustainable diets, there is something for everyone. This serves as a rallying cry for the unprecedented collective action needed to address pressing environmental challenges. Visit to find out how you can take part this year, and Give an hour for Earth.

About WWF-India 
WWF-India is committed to creating and demonstrating practical solutions that help conserve India's ecosystems and rich biodiversity. With a conservation journey spanning over 50 years, WWF-India works towards finding science-based and sustainable solutions. Our holistic and integrated approach assists in addressing challenges at the interface of development and conservation. WWF-India is part of the WWF network, with offices in over 100 countries. We work in different geographical regions pan-India through state and field offices. The uniqueness lies in the interconnectedness of our work and its impact across thematic areas- including conservation of key wildlife species, management of their habitats, rivers and wetlands, climate change adaptation, driving sustainable solutions for business and agriculture, and empowering local communities as conservation stewards. WWF-India also works to combat illegal wildlife trade and bring environmental education to students through outreach and awareness campaigns.   

For more details, please visit our website and social media pages:  

For more information, please contact: 
Komal Chaudhary 
Senior Manager-Media & PR, WWF-India
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