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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Earth Hour 2010

Its really late to speak about it now but not too late, same as we humans haven't completely lost our planet to our whimsical use or I should rather say misuse of resources in a highly irresponsible way.

Below was the scenario around my building on Saturday 27th March 2010, time period was 8:30pm to 9:30pm, the Earth Hour 2010 that is.

{Our Sister Building}
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{Do they wanna lit-up the sky?}
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{Nearby Posh Apartments}
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{The Chowk below}
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{A Lavish Corporate Office, showing off}
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{The Movie Theater has to do Business, Right!}
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{Wedding Decoration on a Building}
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{Another Wedding Celebration}
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Above images, might not ring a bell in minds of many of you, that's the sad part. As I did, you too must, get to know that the idea behind Earth Hour is by putting off the Non-Essential lights and appliances, at the same time for an hour everywhere, we reduce the energy consumption drastically for some time.

Moreover, on a broader view this act is the representation of the unanimous resolve of the people all over the world to act responsibly in regards to the Global Warming by trying to actively reduce the carbon-footprint by various corrective and preventive measures.

The Earth Hour Organizers don't claim to reduce the energy/carbon burning amounts by this 60 minutes of lights out, actually they urge people to show the support in their endeavor for the betterment of the planet by agreeing to use energy resources wisely and curbing carbon-emissions wherever possible.

Gone are the days when people said use water and other resources prudently, now I believe, we must use them sparingly with utmost care not to waste any bit of it at all and we must follow the policy of "Recycle, Re-Use and Reduce" wherever possible.

Else, our planet will be nothing but a huge garbage heap and home to flies, pathogens, decomposing stuff, with no humans, because the rate at which we are degrading our planet, we can't adapt our own body to get used to such ecological conditions, within our life-span.

Realize this my friends, the Power to protect the Planet Earth is Ours and we are to take a Call and Act upon all the issues this very minute, Long Live Planet Earth.

4 comments:

Shruti Mukundan said...

i think its very difficult to manage this whole big society but yeah we as individuals can take some small small steps and work out wonders! just as u did now. good work! :)

CRD said...

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CRD said...

I don't think anybody even knew it was Earth Hour...

Having said tht, I don't think such events work anyway...i think if we all contributed in our own small way, things could get slightly better.

Cheers
CRD

Gaurav "Neo" Jaisinghani said...

How about clicking photographs that show complete darkness on the day of Diwali - The Festival of Lights?