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Flowers fade, gift saplings

Actor Vidya Balan, the brand ambassador for Earth Hour 2011, talks about how she plans to conserve energy this year. Earth Hour, to be observed on March 26, was officially on Tuesday.

entertainment Updated: Mar 22, 2011 23:37 IST
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Actor Vidya Balan, the brand ambassador for Earth Hour 2011, talks about how she plans to conserve energy this year. Earth Hour, to be observed on March 26, was officially on Tuesday.

What made you support this cause?

We often come across scary statistics about climate change and global warming which are beyond our understanding. This initiative gives us an opportunity to contribute our bit for the environment. Also, often we feel that this summer is hotter than the previous one or Mumbai had an extended monsoon last year. This is small effort to ensure that the planet stays safe.

How do you plan to save energy?

I will ensure lights and ceiling fans at home and studios are switched off when not required. I will also turn off the power supply for gadgets such as a geyser and music system when they are not being used. If my father and me travel in the same direction we will use just one car to reduce our carbon footprint. I also believe in gifting saplings to people on birthdays or special occasions because though I love flowers they fade away while plants increase green cover.