India switches off on Earth Hour. Stands together to "Shape Our Future"
New Delhi, 26th March 2022: Starting with humble origins in 2007, Earth Hour has grown rapidly to become the world's most significant grassroots environmental movement. Uniting people and the planet, Earth Hour has inspired individuals, communities, organisations and countries worldwide to create positive environmental impacts through the power of collective action. This Earth Hour, across India, many marquee landmarks are participating in the global switch-off. Everyone has the power to shape our future! Now is our biggest chance to course-correct towards a safer and better future.
Some landmarks that stood in solidarity with Earth Hour 2022 by switching off their lights were:
- Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
- India Gate, New Delhi
- Shanti Stupa, Ladakh
- Qutub Minar, New Delhi
- Purana Qila, New Delhi
- Humayun Tomb, New Delhi
- Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai Head Office (MCGM HQ)
- Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport Guwahati
- Rambagh Palace Hotel-Jaipur
- Monsoon Palace-Udaipur
- Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
- Indian Museum (Imperial Museum), Kolkata
- Kerala Legislative Assembly
Participating in Earth Hour is not just about committing for one hour on one day - it's about actively engaging every day to take care, in our small ways, of the one planet-home we all share. Everyday actions like saving water, sustainable living, reducing food wastage, eliminating plastics, and being energy efficient can help you go beyond the hour to shape a brighter future for people and the planet.
Earth Hour celebrated this year on 26th March is the largest global grassroots movement for the environment, every year brings together millions of people, businesses and leaders from around the world to shine a spotlight on the urgent need to address nature loss and climate change.
Notes to Editors:
Link to the Earth Hour India Anthem: https://youtu.be/azqyHvPUgiM
Composed and produced by Shantanu Moitra
Written by Tanveer Ghazi
Sung by Mohit Chauhan
Recorded and mixed by Kittu Myakal
For more details on Earth Hour please go through the Earth Hour India WEBSITE
Watch the Earth Hour 2022 Official Video
Link to last year’s Earth Hour photos
For more information, please contact:
Komal Chaudhary | Senior Manager- Media & PR, WWF India| +91 8010876699| email@example.com
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 movement 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. Earth Hour is kindly supported by Germany’s Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety with funding from the International Climate Initiative (IKI), as a part of the project “Scaling up Biodiversity Communication”.