Nepal shines lights on climate action for Earth Hour!

Posted on 20 March 2016

Earth Hour was marked in Nepal by shining 4,000 lights on climate action through an event organized in Basantapur, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Kathmandu, Nepal – Earth Hour was marked in Nepal by shining 4,000 lights on climate action. Through an event organized in Basantapur, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, WWF Nepal organized a candle light vigil and used the medium of spoken word through three young Nepali slam poets to talk about climate change and encourage climate action.
 
Dr. Ghana S. Gurung, Senior Conservation Program Director of WWF Nepal said: “Earth Hour is about bringing people together and encouraging individual and collective action. We need to promote sustainable choices to change climate change and protect the one thing we all share a bond with – our planet.”
 
Nepal joined more than 170 countries across the world in a unified act to shine a light on climate action through this year’s Earth Hour celebrations. Supporters in Nepal also shared their commitment to the planet by donating their Facebook feeds and social media profile pictures to Earth Hour to inspire their friends and communities to join the movement.


Earth Hour is a global moment of solidarity for climate action and comes only months after governments agreed a new global climate deal. To date in 2016, Earth Hour has powered more than 530,000 individual actions taken to help change climate change
Light formation in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, to celebrate Earth Hour.
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Three young Nepali slam poets used the medium of spoken word to talk about climate change and take climate action.
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WWF Nepal's Sr. Conservation Program Director, Dr. Ghana S Gurung, stressed on the importance of individual action and sustainable choices to change climate change.
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Nepal shines a light on climate action for Earth Hour.
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