BANGALORE: The Indian Premier League cricket team Royal Challengers Bangalore has joined hands with WWF-India to support Earth Hour 2012. The team, currently led by New Zealand all-rounder Daniel Vettori, will be the face of Earth Hour in Bangalore. Earth Hour 2012 aims to inspire citizens to take action by switching off lights to make their city the Earth Hour Champion. The concept is simple: Whichever city receives maximum participation from its citizens, organisations, institutions and government will be declared the Earth Hour Champion. That city will set an example of exemplary achievement and the power of individual action behind a common cause. Six cities -- Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore -- are participating in the race to become the Earth Hour Champion.
Earlier, Bangalore had been one of the epicenters of the Earth Hour movement in India with some of the biggest IT companies, as well as the citizens and local government. Major landmarks in Bangalore like the Brigade Road, Vidhan Soudha and many others switch off in support.Marking the fourth year of Earth Hour in India, Ravi Singh, secretary general and CEO, WWF-India, said, “Last year, Earth Hour encouraged individuals to adopt eco-friendly practices in their everyday life.”