People in 15 cities across India and many more across the globe will observe Earth Hour today

From hotels to student hostels, those concerned for the green cause are making an effort to bring in the change they want to see. Earth Hour is an initiative by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to show support for action against climate change by switching off lights for an hour in the evening. Residents and some organizations in Pink City (jaipur) too will be doing their bit to show their support. Today people in 15 cities across India and many more across the globe will observe Earth Hour.

“From 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm as the world observes the Earth Hour, we too will pitch in by completely switching off the lights in our area. We’ll keep our staircases which connect the lobby and the corridors leading to the rooms partly lit, while the others will not be lit.” says Rajit Seth, training manager at Le Meridien, Jaipur.

Doing their bit are the students of IIS Institutional Network who are spreading the word about Earth Hour by visiting localities near their campus and even distributing CFL lights among households. MBA student Ankit Kandelwal says, “I share my vehicle to come to college; I make sure the lights and fans are switched off before leaving the class room. Though those 60 minutes will end, I shall continue to motivate everyone around me to help conserve energy and resources.”

Times of India

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