The WWF-India, Kerala State office, in association with NIMS Heart Foundation, NIMS Educational Trust, the Energy Management Centre and the Centre for Earth Science Studies, is organising the Earth Hour 2010 event at Gandhi Park here on Saturday, from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
Earth Hour being a global event, people anywhere can express their solidarity with the global efforts to tackle climate change by switching off the lights for an hour from 8.30 p.m. Several corporates, IT majors, banks, hotel chains and institutions are joining hands to support the Earth Hour, which is an attempt to create awareness of climate change. The event began in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Last year, people in over 4,000 cities in 88 countries pledged their support to the event by turning off lights and embracing darkness for an hour.
As part of the event here, a music performance by the MBS Youth Choir will be held. A candlelight vigil will be led by Mayor C. Jayan Babu. This will be followed by a magic show based on energy conservation theme.