Residents are spreading the message of saving energy and are also contemplating measures to increase awareness about the cause.
To spread the message of saving and conserving energy, residents across Dwarka are set to observe Earth Hour on March 25.
Various housing management bodies have already circulated messages through circulars, notices and social media. For Earth Hour most societies will switch off their lights from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm.
"We put up notices a week ago and have also sent circular to residents. In fact, we are planning to observe this hour more than once a year in our society. This will certainly encourage children and the youth to understand the importance of saving energy," said KS Bhati, president of Ganpati Apartments and Federation of RWA of Sector 9 (FORWAS). The society is observing Earth Hour from 8 pm to 9 pm.
Defence Officers Apartments in Sector 4 is also observing the Earth Hour. "We have already spread the word among residents. The time period is yet to be decided but we’ll probably observe it from 8 pm to 9 pm," said Debashish Baghchi, president of the society.
“This is not an issue of just one hour, but a subject of sensitisation. How about observing one such hour every month!" added Baghchi.
Joining in the global campaign is Vikram Nagar CGHS that plans to observe Earth Hour from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm. "We are focused on safeguarding the environment for the future. We have sent the message to residents through WhatsApp, texts, mails and circulars," said Anuj Mahajan, vice president of the society.
Speaking on an approach to save energy, and the Earth Hour, SK Goel, general secretary of Dwarka Forum and a resident of Vikram Nagar CGHS, Sector 12, said, “We should look at the issue beyond observing the Earth Hour. We should think about saving energy every day."
Citing the example of Japan where as per a guideline one isn't allowed to keep the AC settings below 28 degree centigrade, Goel believes a similar rule is required in Indian metros too. "It really makes me sad when people run their ACs at very low temperatures. This is sheer wastage of power and money,” he said.