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Acharya appeals to observe Earth Hour

By Correspondent

DIMAPUR, March 24 - Appealing to the people of Nagaland to join Raj Bhavan in observing Earth Hour by switching off lights from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm on March 25, Governor PB Acharya has stated that Earth Hour is all about taking steps towards positive change.

�Let us play our part in reducing carbon footprint, both in personal life and in the workplace, which is essential in order to create a healthy and environmentally safe world,� he stated. The Governor said Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organised by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held across the globe annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet.

He explained that the movement which was started in 2007 in Sidney, Australia has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns worldwide. Acharya said the consumption of fossil fuels at a rapid pace in last few decades has taken a toll on the environment while global warming, climate change, deforestation, landfills, air, water and soil pollution are some of the problems from which the environment is suffering.

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