18/03/2016

Earth hour; Will you join Bhutan?

It is very good to see many of the Facebook profile pictures being changed to shore up ‘earth hour event’. But more important is to tag on to the collective action to address global climate change rather than just beautifying your profile pictures with trendy logo and catchphrase designed by World Wildlife Fund (WWF). A number of Facebook users may have assumed that it’s a scam as like those sharing pornographic videos and price winning messages, but no its not. ‘Earth hour’ is a global light off event organized by WWF to unify individuals from poles apart in protecting our planet. This global episode shall be put into action on Saturday (19th March, 2016) from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM (local time). It is however not a blackout event for the reason that not all the lights will go off but only those non-essential lights shall be put off on voluntary basis. In so doing, we are helping to lessen the impacts of climate change since electricity and heat production gives out 25% of the total green house gas (IPCC, 2014).

The earth hour event is more relevant to Bhutan. In recent days our country became spotlight for intercontinental press with Tendrel Plantation of 108, 0000 seedlings in welcoming the crown prince and the speech by Prime Minister on about Bhutan being not only carbon neutral but also carbon negative. Moreover, having already ratified United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bhutan is moving forward for the REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation & Forest Degradation, and Conservation, Sustainable Management of Forest & Enhancement of Forest carbon Stocks). So, when government is going REDD+ for GREEN Bhutan, why not we the citizen with this pride agree to the light off event to fight against global climate change.
Video courtesy: earthhour.org

SO BHUTAN, I AM JOINING THE GLOBE IN PUTTING OFF THE NON-ESSENTIAL LIGHTS TOMORROW FROM 8:30 PM TO 9:30 PM, ARE YOU? LIKE, COMMENT, VOTE & SHARE FOR GLOBAL CAUSE
Will You Join Earth Hour on 19/03/16?

Yes, for full time (8;30 PM to 9:30 PM)
Yes, but just for few minutes
No, I don't care
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    1. thank you, wish you guys will join us for the move

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  2. Hi Karma, welcome to IWSG, THE Earth Hour event is so important. We must all do whatever we can to address the global climate change.

    Rachna Chhabria
    Co-host IWSG
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    1. Thank you Rachna for the support & the IWSG group

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