Celebrate the Earth Hour today.Be in the switch off mode from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm and work towrds a greener future.
The Switch off would save at least 10 lakh units of electricity in Jaipur alone.
Earth Hour is all about spreading awareness of environmental issues in our global and local communities. It is an annual global event organized by WWF (World Wild Fund for Nature) encouraging individuals, communities, corporates and households to turn off their lights to show support for fight against climate change and commitment towards better planet. Every year on one of Saturday of the month of March from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, millions across the world choose to turn off their lights for one hour to celebrate their commitment to the planet. Earth hour 2016 will be on Saturday, March 19, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Earth Hour has its origins in Australia, when back in 2007 a movement started to turn off all the lights in order to save energy and promote awareness about environmental issues. As the years went on, its popularity grew and Earth Hour became a global phenomenon.
Today is also the World Happiness Day, as observed by the United Nations. It is also day for the sparrows, knowns as the World Sparrow Day. In Jaipur, a group of citizens organized an event at Central Park on Saturday, where in a number of school students from Maharaja Sawai MAn Singh Vidyalaya participated. The group led by environmentalist Harshvardhan encouraged people to take home sparrow boxes – little nests that they can attach to the wall that will provide a space for these birds to nest. There are also bird feeders that people can buy, so the birds can be fed with minimal wastage of seeds. The World Sparrow day is actually on Sunday and will be organized at Central Park tomorrow also.
More than 1,500 people in the city already use these sparrow boxes. It is estimated that 6,000 birds have been added in Jaipur. The sparrow breeding season begins in February and continues until June; the nests could be used up to four times in a single season. The bird lays about three or four eggs each time.