GUWAHATI, March 31 - Earth Hour-2019 was observed here from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Saturday.
Earth Hour is the world�s largest environmental grassroots movement, connecting millions of people all over the planet. As skylines around the country go dark, thousands unite across the world to celebrate WWF�s Earth Hour and take a stand against biodiversity loss.
In the city, important buildings such as Gauhati High Court, Assam State Secretariat, District Library, Assam State Museum, Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Rabindra Bhawan, Guwahati Planetarium, Novotel Hotel, etc., besides many educational institutes, government offices and malls switched off their non-essential lights during the hour.
The Earth Hour India-2019 campaign of WWF-India takes forward the GIVEUP to Give Back initiative launched in 2018, aiming to inspire millions across the country to shift to more sustainable practices to minimise negative impacts on the planet.
The 2019 campaign is also asking people to buzz and #Bee4ThePlanet, bringing together like-minded people from across the country to create collective action for change.
�The campaign uses the imagery of the bee and its buzz to remind people that significant change can happen when people come together, united by a single thread. While the GIVEUP to Give Back initiative has seen individuals, organisations, corporations, schools and governments take action and set up policies to bring about sustainable change, Earth Hour 2019 will build the momentum further, inspiring citizens and organisations to GIVEUP single-use plastic, papers and water wastage,� said Archita Baruah Bhattacharyya, Coordinator, Assam & Arunachal Pradesh State Office, WWF-India.