For almost 20 years he intimidated his opponents across the globe with a reputation as one of the fastest and fiercest bowlers in the world of cricket. Today as an Earth Hour ambassador, Pakistan cricket legend, Wasim Akram, is using the same competitive spirit that drove him to the top of his sport to inspire others to go beyond the hour with ongoing positive actions for the environment.
And what better place to start than in the classroom, where Akram began his personal efforts to go beyond the hour, addressing a gathering of students from Karachi’s ‘Green Schools’ on the role they can play in leading by example on the global journey to a sustainable future.
With the cricket-mad citizens of the Subcontinent enthralled by the ICC Cricket World Cup they are currently hosting, the support for environmental action from one of their most recognised sports stars is sure to resonate across a region that is home to one-sixth of the world’s population.
A number of high-profile public figures have joined Wasim Akram as Earth Hour ambassadors including actress/model, Iman Ali, acclaimed actress, Reema Khan, pop/folk singer, Abrar-ul-Haq, popular actress and TV host, Ateeqa Odho and internationally-renowned model/actress, Vaneeza Ahmed, marking the first time such a strong contingent of A-list celebrities have engaged in conservation action in Pakistan.
What action for the planet will you commit to for Earth Hour 2011? Tell the world how you will go beyond the hour!