Before and after photos show skylines worldwide going dark for Earth Hour

At Jammu, Raj Bhawan Jammu observed the Earth Hour on Saturday evening by switching off all non-essential lights at 8:30 PM, for one hour.

Earth Hour 2017 was celebrated across the State with a large number of citizens and institutions becoming partner for this energy conservation campaign. The following year, Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participated.

WWF-AAPSO will also be campaigning throughout Assam in schools and colleges, organisations, corporate and institutes to encourage switching off of lights and promote usage of solar energy.

Australia, in 2007, Earth Hour has slowly developed into a global movement.

Volunteers took part in earth hour celebrations organised by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Myanmar) for the first time in the country.

People and businesses also dimmed their lights for an hour between 8.30pm and 9.30pm local time. Fairmont Washington D.C. will raise money for the World Wildlife Fund by selling "Going Green Martini". If you want to do something on the easier or smaller side you can update your profile picture on Facebook to reflect your Earth Hour support or you can join the Facebook event.

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The Speaker confirmed the lights of the Parliament will be switched off to show Parliament's Commitment of joining hands with the World for energy conservation combating impacts of climate change and Global Warming.

This year it turns a decade old and monuments like Big Ben, The Gherkins, The Eiffel Tower, Sidney Opera House and Bangkok Grand Palace will be on a total black-out for an hour!

On Saturday afternoon, teams of two were competing in the third annual Earth Hour Race, which sees participants use sustainable forms of transportation to travel between the University of Alberta, MacEwan University and NAIT campuses.

2016 was the hottest year on record, according to different organizations, such as NASA, the ice in the poles is melting at a faster rate.

The main event of this year's Earth Hour Philippines, which urged the public to help "shine a light on climate change", took place at SM by the Bay in Pasay City.

Spikes in food prices and extinctions (one-in-six species on the planet are already threatened, though climate change is only one factor driving this mass die off) are likely in the near future.

  • Regina Walsh