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Emerging Economies Boost Earth Hour 2011 Participation

The symbolic action of turning lights out for an hour in an expression of concern for the environment is in the process of being officially observed in thousands of communities across 134 countries and territories on all continents.

“We are seeing a boom in participation in many of the world’s emerging economies this year, an encouraging sign as these countries begin to take an increasingly prominent place on the world stage,” said WWF International Director General Jim Leape, present at India’s official switch off event at India Gate in New Delhi.

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Earth Hour 2011 Gets Support from World Leaders

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon leads a host of world and civic leaders supporting Earth Hour 2011 as a powerful symbol of a shared wish for a sustainable and secure future.

“All over the world individuals, communities, businesses and governments are creating new examples for our common future – new visions for sustainable living and new technologies to realize it,” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

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Jairam Ramesh Announced Launch of Earth Hour 2011 in India

New Delhi – India is getting ready for participation in WWF’s Earth Hour once again – a global movement in which people around the world switch off their lights for an hour in the biggest single mobilization against climate change. WWF-India will be running the third national edition of the event on March 26 at 8:30 pm.

The message of Earth Hour this year is to go beyond the hour, and commit to a more sustainable way of living, everyday and not just for an hour.

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