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Run-up to Earth Hour

Solar cookers — a green medium — can slash LPG consumption, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Gujarat are using wind energy in a big way but traditional thermal energy still meets 60 per cent of the world’s needs.

One step forward, two steps back, was the message driven home during an awareness event at De Nobili School-CMRI on Thursday on Earth Hour, an event to be held across the world on March 23, 2013, to arrest global warming.

Hosted by NGO Dhanbad Action Group (DAG) and led by food safety officer of Dhanbad Ravi Srivastava, the event was attended by over 1,000 students.

The DAG two-member team of Ramesh Gandhi and Rajesh Gupta told students about Earth Hour, distributed 500 handbills on dos and don’ts of saving energy and spoke at length on renewable resources.

“Students asked a lot of questions,” Srivastava said. “We requested them to turn off non-essential lights from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on March 23 to join millions of people across the world and raise awareness on the need for action against climate change.”

N.K. Singh, renowned cardiologist and DAG patron, said at a news meet at Rangatand that they would also host a similar drive at Carmel School, Dhanbad, on Friday.

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