Earth Hour: Connecting people and the planet | Nagpur News
Nagpur: From 2007, Earth Hour has united the world to help people and the planet. Earth Hour has become the world’s most significant grassroots environmental movement. It has inspired individuals, communities, businesses and countries around the world to create positive environmental impacts through the power of collective action.
This year, we observe Earth Hour on March 26, 2022, between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The campaign has grown into a movement, joined by 192 countries and territories in 2021! This year’s theme is “Shape Our Future”.
If you thought turning off your lights for an hour couldn’t really make a difference, consider the collective impact of turning the world off and using the hour to consider climate change and how we might adapt to it? But before you decide to join the action this year, here are five big highlights for Earth Hour 2022.
Earth Hour Center Stage: A Musical Evening with Shantanu Moitra and Friends will be there as we watch the lights go out on the night of March 26, a special musical odyssey will begin. It will see a host of artists and celebrities Shruti Hasan, Dia Mirza, Shubha Mudgal, Mohit Chauhan, Swanand Kirikre, Papon, Maati Baani, Sid Sriram & Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe as well as Shantanu Moitra banging musical notes – amid conversations around Earth Hour. This is essential in spreading awareness on the message that everyone has the power to shape our future!
Turning off the light is a symbolic gesture, the first step towards taking a stand on our planet. They are powerful visual reminders that not only do people care about the environmental issues we face, but when individuals come together, the power of the collective can create massive impact. When people flip the switch, they go from being passive onlookers to showing they care and are ready to take action for the planet. This year too, important monuments and buildings join the countryside turning off between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.: these monuments include Delhi: India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Qutub Minar, Purana Qila and Humayun’s Tomb. Mumbai: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Assam: Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport Guwahati, Rajasthan: Umaid Palace Bhawan-Jodhpur, Rambagh Palace Hotel-Jaipur, Monsoon Palace-Udaipur, Madhya Pradesh: Kamlapati Railway Station , Bhopal, and Jabalpur and Gwalior railway station. Kolkata: Howrah Bridge, Indian Museum (Imperial Museum), Tata Center.
How the public get concerned: Marking India’s 75th year of independence, Earth Hour India recognizes the efforts of conservation ‘Heroes’ who can inspire others with their work. The campaign emphasizes the power of ‘One India for People and Nature’.
Young and old, urban and rural – this year, WWF India will promote inspiring stories from local community members to honor their initiatives to help ‘shape our future’. To drive individual action for the planet, Earth Hour invites people to participate in the #5RForEarthHour challenge. Earth Hour Anthem (composed by Shantanu Moitra and sung by Mohit Chauhan) appeals to people for urgent action to save the planet.
Taking part in Earth Hour isn’t just about committing for an hour a day – it’s about committing every day to caring for each other and a home we all share. Ways to save water like impactful, sustainable living, reducing food waste, eliminating plastics, and being energy efficient can help you go beyond time to shaping a better future for people and the planet.
The event (Centre Earth Hour Stage) will be broadcast live on WWF India SM pages from 8pm starting on 26th March 2022.