A global campaign that urges people from all walks of life to turn off non-essential lights from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm last March 28, Saturday, as an expression of support and concern for the environment. It encourages every one not to use electricity for an hour, more so to use the time to reflect on the sad state of the environment and the world. Specifically, it is also a serious campaign calling for a sustained action against global warming and climate change.
In our little participation, we were able to help create awareness to protect the environment and encouraged other people to do their part to support this international campaign.
Earth Hour 2009 involved more than 15 million of Filipinos across the country from 650 major towns and cities from distant islands including Roxas City and Province of Capiz. Globally, it aimed to reach at least 1-billion people in at least 1,000 cities all over the world. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said the Philippines had the highest participation followed by Greece with 484 participating towns and cities.
Earth Hour celebration originally started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 to encourage more cities around the world to take responsibility and play a part in ensuring a sustainable future by saving Mother Earth from global warming. This year, Australia placed third with a total of 309 towns and cities participated.
Fuel consumption has always been regarded as one of the reasons for the rapid deterioration of the environment. Let’s all do our share to conserve as much electricity as possible. Be counted!
Hectic Capiznon Bloggers 2009 do their share also in support for the Earth Hour 2009 by not updating and optimizing their blogs for 1 hour and help in disseminating its information through social networking.
by: Adam Jesus Bering
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