From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : Earth Hour
Mains level : Climate activism
The Earth Hour, observed annually on the last Saturday of March, was recently celebrated.
- Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
- It is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights, for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on a specific day towards the end of March as a symbol of commitment to the planet.
- It was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007.