Earth Hour to be observed from 8:30pm to 9:30pm today

Every year, 'Earth Hour' is marked on the final Saturday of March. Photo: iStock/ leolintang

Thiruvananthapuram: 'Earth Hour' will be observed from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on Saturday, with the goal of protecting the earth from the harmful impacts of global warming. Every year, the day is marked on the final Saturday of March, as recommended by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF).

Earth Hour serves as a reminder that turning off a light bulb not only saves energy, but also lowers carbon emissions substantially. The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has requested the consumers to be a part of the initiative.

Speaking about the essence of Earth Hour, a WWF-India spokesperson said, "This year, Earth Hour 2023 is asking individuals, communities and businesses to join the biggest hour for Earth, by switching off and giving an hour by doing something positive for the planet. Anyone anywhere can join the biggest hour for Earth."

(With inputs from PTI)

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