"Our objective is to conserve energy and reduce pollution. We believe that we have the responsibility to hand over the resources of the earth to the next generation without inflicting much damage to them," said Prof P C Alias, public relations officer, Malankara Orthodox Church. "When we communicated with believers, many, especially youth, accepted it with much enthusiasm," he said.
Malankara believers to walk to church this Sunday - Times of India
In connection with the celebration of Earth Hour, Malankara Orthodox Church has instructed its faithful to reach church for holy mass this Sunday on foot or on cycles and to avoid private vehicles. As for those travelling longer distances, the church has advised public transport.