About 152 countries around the world participated in the earth hour, a global climate change campaign launched by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) in 2007. Landmark buildings all over the world, including the Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower were switched off for an hour on 23rd March 2013 at 8:30 pm to mark the earth hour. Earth hour is an international campaign to encourage community to save energy.
Energy conservation has always been a topic of interest to me. I decided to explore their website and know more about them and I have to say – I just couldn’t get out. The website seems to have a wide range of activities and networking amongst people working towards the common goal of global climate change. People from all over the world share and implement energy conservations ideas and focus more on renewable source of energy. Both individuals and groups (including corporate) are active partners for this good cause. They have made use of internet technologies and gamification concepts like avatar, badges and interactive games to simply and easily reachable across the seven continents.
Earth Hour 2013
I am impressed with the movement and have got my badge you see above and am proud of it. Another interesting actionable pledge is the I will if you will Challenge as you see in this video. Make your pledge and be the difference you want to see in global climate change.
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