(The Quint is republishing this piece from its archives to mark the Earth Day on 28 March 2020 between 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. An annual tradition, started by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) ten years ago, the Earth Hour is meant to raise awareness about energy conservation and climate change. This year, the WWF has come up with 'Step Up For the Planet' initiative urging everyone to stand together in their collective fight to protect nature.)
Every year, we mark Earth Hour by turning the lights off to embrace an hour of environment friendly existence. But have you ever wondered how much electricity we guzzle every year?
Here’s your chance to turn off the lights and turn on the facts.
It’s your turn to choose – Earth or ‘anarth’?
Share this with your fellow earthlings, and let there be light. Why wait for Earth Hour to save energy?
(This story was first published on 25 March 2017. It is being reposted from The Quint’s archives on the occasion of Earth Hour.)
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