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Earth Hour observed in city

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 24 - Earth Hour-2018 was observed in the city from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm along with the rest of the world today, as people pledged to take a stand against biodiversity loss. On the occasion, people are requested to switch off lights and electrical appliances.

The occasion also puts emphasis on giving up habits and practices that are environmentally detrimental and on building sustainable lifestyles.

�Besides observing the Earth Hour in Assam, it was also observed in other States of the North-east. Besides the main programme at the Central Mall, Guwahati today, walkathon, cyclothon, etc., have also been arranged in association with schools and other voluntary organisations,� said Archita Baruah Bhattacharyya, Coordinator, WWF-India, Assam-Arunachal Pradesh State Office.

Different private and government organisations and institution heads have pledged to support the �Give Up� campaign of WWF-India by giving up paper waste, electronic waste, food waste, water waste, excess plastic waste, energy emissions and transport emissions.

WWF�s Living Planet Report 2016 revealed a 58 per cent decline in global populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles between 1970 and 2012, which shows that human action is pushing the planet beyond its ability to sustain.

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Earth Hour observed in city

GUWAHATI, March 24 - Earth Hour-2018 was observed in the city from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm along with the rest of the world today, as people pledged to take a stand against biodiversity loss. On the occasion, people are requested to switch off lights and electrical appliances.

The occasion also puts emphasis on giving up habits and practices that are environmentally detrimental and on building sustainable lifestyles.

�Besides observing the Earth Hour in Assam, it was also observed in other States of the North-east. Besides the main programme at the Central Mall, Guwahati today, walkathon, cyclothon, etc., have also been arranged in association with schools and other voluntary organisations,� said Archita Baruah Bhattacharyya, Coordinator, WWF-India, Assam-Arunachal Pradesh State Office.

Different private and government organisations and institution heads have pledged to support the �Give Up� campaign of WWF-India by giving up paper waste, electronic waste, food waste, water waste, excess plastic waste, energy emissions and transport emissions.

WWF�s Living Planet Report 2016 revealed a 58 per cent decline in global populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles between 1970 and 2012, which shows that human action is pushing the planet beyond its ability to sustain.

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