In the wake of the Coronavirus scare glooming the world with the increasing positive cases and deaths, nations took up the Earth Day 2020 on Saturday. Followed by the cause taken up by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to a cause for nature and our planet, nations encouraged their citizen to switch off the lights from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm as per their local time.
In view of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Earth Hour organisers announced that the event would go virtual and people can take part in the programme from their homes. The official website on this note published 20 things that can be done inside the home or virtually like dinner in dark or night photography, during Earth Hour, which was taken up many of the netizens across the world. Meanwhile, Google released the satellite view of the earth during the golden hour.
Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International, said, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of lives from the COVID-19 outbreak and our thoughts are with the families who have lost loved ones. It is a time for solidarity and a time to respond to challenges more creatively and work more collaborate which is why Earth Hour is being marked through digital events across the globe.”
Indian cricket tea vice-captain Rohit Sharma on Saturday (March 28) urged everyone to switch off lights between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm on Saturday. Talking to his official social media accounts Rohit stated that “these are challenging times” but added that “we still can do our bit to help our planet recover.”
These are challenging times & while we #stayathome, we still can do our bit to help our planet recover. See the things you can do to add your #VoiceForThePlanet – https://t.co/GmhtUEkrRe. This #EarthHour on Mar 28 #switchoff from 8:30-9:30pm. Tag @WWFINDIA & tell us what you did! pic.twitter.com/eacNEvA6PC
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) March 28, 2020