Earth Hour 2017
What started out as an awareness event in Australia by the World Wildlife Foundation back in 2007 has now become a global phenomenon and has influenced the entire world to take part and to take action in making a stand in protecting the planet.
Marking its 10th year anniversary, people have been committed to shut down all unnecessary tech and equipment for an hour, in an attempt to conserve and save energy, thereby saving the earth. In the last ten years, Earth Hour has turned into the world’s largest movement for the environment.
In an effort to draw attention to protecting the planet and raise awareness about climate change, Earth Hour was celebrated on Saturday from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm local time across the world.
People from 7,000 cities in 172 countries participated in the event, reported news agency Reuters. Across the world, many iconic structures, buildings and sky-scrapers participate in the event as well by dimming their lights. Some examples include the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, London’s Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, the Colosseum in Rome, Istanbul’s Blue Mosque, the Eiffel Tower, Moscow’s Kremlin and Red Square and the Pyramids of Egypt.