The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Nepal is organizing ‘Earth Hour Nepal 2017’ to raise awareness about climate change in Bhaktapur Durbar Square on Saturday, March 25.
This isn’t the first time that WWF Nepal is organizing such a movement. Only last year, attendees lit about 4,000 candles to metaphorically symbolize shining a light on the issues of climate change.
According to the official Facebook event page, the program will kick off at 5:30 PM at Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The event will feature a “Pedal to Power Lights” segment and performances by Circus Kathmandu, Shree Tara and a local cultural group.
The World Wildlife Fund launched Earth Hour in 2007 to encourage awareness on environmental issues. Through its ten-year run, WWF and Earth Hour teams worldwide have brought thousands of individuals together to help fund and support on-the-ground environmental and social initiatives that serve to advance their goal for a sustainable, climate-friendly future. As of 2016, over 530,000 individual actions have been powered by Earth Hour to help change climate change. As for Nepal, it has been actively participating in this initiative for past six years.
Earth Hour Nepal 2017
Date: 25th March 2017
Time: 5:30 PM to 8 PM
Location: Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Spread the word! Together, we can unite to shine a light on climate action and #ChangeClimateChange!
Here’s a 27-second clip from Earth Hour Nepal 2017.
For more information, check out Earth Hour Nepal 2017’s official Facebook page.