Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has witnessed the dire need of robust waste management and recycling methods. These unprecedented times call for us to be more cautious and proactive in “working together for the environment”. The Earth Hour is an annual event where people across the world switch off lights for an hour from 8.30pm – 9.30pm local time on 27th March as an initiative to reduce their ecological footprint. Since its inception in 2007, Earth Hour has been widely celebrated as an environmental awareness event that has garnered much attention by advocates and world leaders leading to policy reform and global conversations.
This year EEG rolled out its Paper-Walk Campaign as is the practice in celebration of the Earth Hour, an improvised activity aiming to limit the spread of the coronavirus while also working for the environment. The Paper-Walk campaign was open to EEG’s corporate, academic and individual members to deposit up to 500kg, 250kg, and 150kg of paper respectively on 27th March at the EEG office. Along with this, EEG urged its members and wider community to traditionally celebrate the Earth Hour by switching off lights for an hour from 8.30pm – 9.30pm. As many as (89) participants deposited their collection and handed over a total of (15,948 kg) of paper, which included newspapers, cardboards, books etc.