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Earth Hour 2020 observed amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Various digital initiatives were used to observe this year’s Earth Hour in light of necessity for social distancing to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Earth Hour Earth Hour is an international event used to create awareness about the need to conserve energy and also the environment. It was first observed as a symbolic lights-off event in ..

International Shark Awareness Day (ISAD)

The International Shark Awareness Day (ISAD) is observed every year on 14th of July to recognize the importance of sharks play in the ecosystem. The 2019 theme “The sharks in crisis: a call to action for the Mediterranean” . According to the latest report issued by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Tunisia has become the ..

Dr. Jaya Arunachalam, veteran social activist passes away

Dr. Jaya Arunachalam (87), founder of Working Women’s Forum (WWF), has passed away in Chennai on June 29, 2019. She is best known for her social service contributions through WWF which she initiated in 1978. Through WWF, she helped several lakhs of women from underprivileged background to organise themselves towards becoming financially independent. Dr. Arunachalam ..

13th edition of Earth Hour 2019

The 13th edition of Earth Hour 2019 was observed on March 30 with theme “#Connect2Earth” to encourage people across the world to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. It calls for greater awareness and more sparing use of resources, especially fossil fuels that produce carbon gases and lead ..

Give Up to Give Back launched by WWF-India at 12th edition of Earth Hour 2018

The 12th edition of Earth Hour was observed across the world by turning off non-essential electric lights for one hour from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on March 24, 2018. It is the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment where people around the globe unite to take a stand against climate change by turning ..