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by Simran Vedvyas | 01-04-2012 02:41 recommendations 0

EARTH HOUR-2012 DUBAI  - Simran Vedvyas

Thousands of enthusiastic youth from Dubai and United Arab Emirates joined together to promote and be part of the Earth Hour 2012.

I as TUNZA Eco Generation Regional Ambassador Middle East, have been working on the project to spread awareness for Earth Hour 2012 since over a month now.   I posted an article on website


and my message got following not only from residents of United Arab Emirates but also from various other countries including Indonesia, India and Korea, and many found out what was happening in their cities to participate.

Promoted by Government of Dubai, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and Supreme Council of Energy,

On 31st March from 5 pm onwards,  I  Simran Vedvyas along with two more friends of mine had volunteered with DEWA ( DUBAI ELECTRICITY AND WATER AUTHORITY ) to distribute candles and t shirts and help spread the message. Some other friends joined me at the venue for the ?The Earth Hour Walk? that took place at Burj Plaza and the tallest tower of the world, Burj Khalifa led the show.  So many people gathered not only to show their support, but aspiring to also show the world that DUBAI CARES FOR OUR LIVING ENVIRONMENT.  As volunteer, I got the opportunity the light the first candle and go on lighting to show the world that WE THE RESIDENTS OF DUBAI CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, AND I AM SO PROUD OF THIS MOMENT

Residents of Dubai switched off lights on Saturday 31 March at 8:30pm for one hour to be part of the world's largest voluntary action for the environment.  Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.

More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. It also ushered in a new era with members going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action for the planet.  Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world also participated in Earth Hour during 2011 and 2012, and many present there pledged to make their whole lifestyle more environment friendly.

The response for the evening was amazing. Without a doubt, it's shown how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.  Residents participating had fun and also felt content, that they were part of the change and a good cause. DEWA, going ahead with this year?s theme of ?I will if you will- Dare the world? challenged the residents to save 230,000 kilowatts hours during Earth Hour 2012. 

It's more than just 60 minutes. It's for the benefit of the blue sphere and our own ?Planet Earth?.



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  • says :
    you did really well...........
    Posted 11-03-2013 10:57

  • Simran Vedvyas says :
    Yes Christy, Dubai is a happenning and busy place and lots of things to do, if one wants to.
    Posted 09-04-2012 06:13

  • says :
    I love this festive atmosphere. You guys must have been happy there!
    Posted 06-04-2012 15:02

  • Simran Vedvyas says :
    Yes 6400 CITIES is a BIG NUMBER
    Posted 04-04-2012 20:32

  • says :
    Yes, thank you for reporting one of the biggest environmental event of this year :D
    Posted 04-04-2012 09:26

  • says :
    Very Good Report. - rajashree
    Posted 01-04-2012 07:41

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