Visakhapatnam

Campaign for Earth Hour

Promoting the concept of pollution-free sustainable development, trade bodies have given a call to everyone to support the Earth Hour and switch off non-essential lights for an hour on Saturday.

“To create a robust and environmentally safe world, it is essential that all of us reduce our carbon footprint in personal life and at workplace,” membership chair of AP Chapter of American Society of Safety Engineers B. Madhu said in a statement.

The Andhra Chambers of Commerce and Industry Federation has initiated steps to create awareness about climate change.

Awareness

The chamber distributed posters, pamphlets, set up hoardings, banners, sent mails and SMS explaining the need of Earth Hour, its vice-president G. Sambasiva Rao said in another statement.

Urging everyone to switch off non-essential lights from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m., Mr. Sambasiva Rao said Earth Hour was a voluntary action by its participants to show their commitment to an act of change that would benefit the planet.

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