Earth Hour is a global environmental movement of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). It all started in 2007. The theme for this year’s Earth Hour is “Shaping Our Future”.
On March 26, the skylines of Delhi along with cities in more than 190 countries around the world will once again darken for an hour to observe Earth Time, BSES said in a statement.
Uniting people across the globe, the hour agreed will see Delhiites once again join their counterparts in Mumbai, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Sydney, Rome, Manila, Singapore, Dubai and several other major cities to turn off their devices electricity and non-essential lighting for one hour, starting at 8:30 p.m. to show their concern for the environment, the press release notes.
The BSES extended its support for the Earth Hour initiative and said the nightclub and its consumers are once again gearing up to take up the challenge and make the event a success in Delhi.
“We sincerely call on our more than 46 lakh consumers and approximately 1.8 crore people in our region to do the right thing for the planet and for the future generations who will inherit it.
“This Earth Hour, all of our actions, however small, will ‘shape our future’. Citizens can help protect the natural world to safeguard our future by going extinct,” a BSES spokesperson said.
He said that as a conscientious corporate citizen, BSES urges consumers to live a sustainable lifestyle and embrace green options like solar power, electric vehicles and energy efficiency as a way of life.
“We urge our consumers to join our more than 4,200 other BSES rooftop consumers in harnessing the power of the sun.” added the spokesperson.
The discom also announced that BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) will also turn off all non-essential lights in their more than 400 offices, spread over an area of approximately 900 km2, during the agreed time. . (8:30-9:30 p.m.) on March 26.