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Lights Out for Earth Hour

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This past Saturday night, famous landmarks around the globe dimmed their lights for one hour in a symbolic gesture to shine a light on environmental issues.

This event, known as Earth Hour, saw iconic structures such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome, and the Parthenon in Athens participate in the darkness.

From New Delhi’s majestic Akshardham temple to the architectural wonder of the Sydney Opera House, and the intricate designs of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, landmarks worldwide joined this cause. Earth Hour, spearheaded by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), is a global initiative encouraging individuals and communities to turn off their lights for 60 minutes to promote awareness of the planet’s environmental challenges.

In London, the royal Buckingham Palace, the iconic Big Ben, and the bustling Piccadilly Circus all observed a switch-off of non-essential lighting at 8:30 PM, aligning with the global campaign. This event is recognized as the largest of its kind, with the aim of drawing urgent attention to the ongoing climate crisis and the harm inflicted upon the natural world.

Over 190 countries now participate in Earth Hour, showcasing their commitment to protecting our planet through various switch-off events and activities. Among the night’s most poignant moments was the sight of the Eiffel Tower, typically a beacon of light in the Paris night sky, reduced to a silhouette punctuated only by its solitary beacon.

Earth Hour stands as a powerful reminder of the collective action needed to address environmental challenges, demonstrating how small acts, when multiplied by millions, can make a profound difference in our world’s future.

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