GUWAHATI, March 25 - As part of WWF�s global campaign of Earth Hour to inspire individuals, businesses, institutions and organisations to take action against climate change, WWF-India�s Assam and Arunachal Pradesh State Office observed the occasion from 7 pm to 9-30 pm on the bank of the Dighalipukhuri today.
Earth Hour calls for switching off non-essential lights for one hour from 8-30 pm to 9-30 pm every year in March as a symbolic show of support representing a commitment towards ensuring a better planet for future generations.
�This year aims to build awareness and interest on the need for rooftop solar installation in consonance with the government�s vision for renewable energy, and impact positive conservation action to help mitigate climate change. This year is also about celebration of ten years of the Earth Hour movement,� a WWF statement said.
The theme of Earth Hour 2017 is Shine a Light on Climate Action�. It is about changing climate change and taking relevant action to mitigate climate change.
WWF-AAPSO will also be campaigning throughout Assam in schools and colleges, organisations, corporate and institutes to encourage switching off of lights and promote usage of solar energy.