- Mar 5, 2014WWF announces finalists of global Earth Hour City Challenge; three Indian cities in running for award for climate-friendly actions
Thirty-four finalists from 14 participating countries were selected from among the 163 entrants in this year’s Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC). The EHCC project aims to mobilize action and support from cities in the global transition towards a sustainable future powered by renewable energy.
The three Indian cities in the running for the We Love Cities Award were credited based on their individual accomplishments.
In Hyderabad, measures such as providing tax rebates for green properties, the wide dissemination of environmental building guidelines and the introduction of mandatory energy auditing for buildings are some notable steps towards sustainable development of the city.
In Coimbatore, these include the installation of solar cookers in municipal schools, the installation of LEDs and preparations for a 84MW solar power plant.
The Cochin airport is the first in India to generate electricity through solar power for its daily operations, while the Waste to Energy (W2E) Project in Cochin is the first plant in India where unsorted municipal and industrial wastes are gasified to produce energy, used for power generation.
An expert jury will now review the actions and commitments reported by these cities and ultimately identify one sustainability leader per country for the Earth Hour Capital Awards to be presented on 27 March in Vancouver, Canada.
Hyderabad Citizens are requested to go online and vote for Hyderabad and make it the finalists from India. Show that you care for HYDERABAD!
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF OFFICE ADDRESS
State Director, Andhra Pradesh State Office &
Coordinator, Education Programme Coordination Group (EPCG)
Andhra Pradesh State Office
Flat No 112, BUCKINGHAM
Road No 12, Banjara Hills
Hyderabad 500 034
Phone No: + 91 40 2339 4152 / 52 / 53
EVERYONE THINKS OF CHANGING THE WORLD
BUT NO ONE THINKS OF CHANGING HIMSELF
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