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KOHIMA, Mar 24: Appealing to the people of the State to join Raj Bhavan in observing Earth Hour on the 25th March 2017 from 8:30 to 9:30 PM by switching off lights, the Governor of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, Shri PB Acharya has stated that Earth Hour is all about taking steps towards positive change. ‘Let us play our part in reducing carbon footprint, both in personal life and in the workplace, which is essential in order to create a healthy and environmentally safe world,’ he stated.
The Governor said that Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the event is held across the globe annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. He explained that the movement which was started in 2007 in Sidney, Australia has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide.
Expressing concern, the Governor said that the consumption of fossil fuels at a rapid pace in last few decades has taken toll on the environment while global warming, climate change, deforestation, landfills, air, water and soil pollution, are some of the problems from which the environment is suffering. He called on the citizens to support the pledge and mitigate emission of Green House Gases by switching off non-essential lights in each household, offices and other spaces.