Pakistan’s leading new organisation Geo News observed Earth Hour on Saturday night as countries across the globe also marked the event under the theme “Give an Hour for Earth”.
The news organisation observed Earth Hour by dimming the lights of the studio and newsroom and using candles to continue the transmission for an hour — from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.
Millions of people across the globe also observed the day by switching off lights for just one hour. A large number of people around the world can reduce carbon emissions by turning off unnecessary lights and electronic devices for one hour to celebrate Earth Hour to protect the environment.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed that all the lights be turned off for one hour tonight. Under Earth Hour, environmental action would be taken on a large scale, he said.
“We all have to play our role in climate action. I appeal to all the citizens of the world wherever they are to turn off their lights for one hour at 8 pm local time,” he said.
The event, launched in 2007, is part of an annual tradition to raise awareness about climate change.
It is pertinent to mention here that the UN celebrates Earth Hour on the night of the last week of March every year throughout the world, including Pakistan, with the aim of inviting people to think about the negative effects of pollution and other factors on the environment.