Over the past years, accumulation of greenhouse gases( large amounts of carbon dioxide) emitted by industrial factories and some agricultural areas and many more has grown in large volume which causes warming of global temperature. As temperature rises, it significantly cause changes in weather and climate such as intense rain resulting in more floods, droughts and even more frequent and severe heat waves.
It is us to blame for these catastrophic changes happening worldwide, but we can do something about it. If we act now, We can save our generation and the future generation from experiencing the devastating wrath of mother nature.
This is the very reason why Worldwide Fund For Nature organized Earth Hour worldwide to create awareness on the need for decisive climate change solutions by doing a simple action of turning off lights for 60 minutes.
Earth Hour began in Sydney, Australia in 2007 as a symbolic event that galvanizes people to take a stand against climate change. The movement has grown to the world’s largest open-sourced environmental campaign mobilising hundreds of millions of people in more than 7000 cities and 163 countries.
Philippines is in continuous support of this endeavor and has been participating together with other countries evey year. Earth Hour 2015 is about getting the crowd to use #YourPower to change climate change.
Through the years, Philippines has been supporting this endeavor and has been hailed as a ‘Hero Country’ for topping participation levels from 2009 to 2013. Earth Hour 2015 Philippines was held last March 28, Saturday, at the Quezon City Memorial Circle.
Earth Hour 2015 highlights concrete actions on renewable energy and energy-efficiency, plus climate-centric education, legislation and business practices.
WWF-Philippines National Ambassadors Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez plus WWF-Philippines Climate Solutions Steward and Earth Hour Philippines Ambassador Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski hosted the program, which started at 7:00PM.
An impressive list of allies has pledged to support this year’s efforts, led by public sector partners like the Office of the President, Senate of the Philippines, Local Government of Quezon City, Climate Change Commission, the Departments of Agrarian Reform, Agriculture, Budget and Management, Education, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources, Foreign Affairs, Science and Technology, Social Welfare and Development, Transportation and Communications, Trade and Industry, Public Works and Highways, Labor and Employment, Interior and Local Government, the League of Provinces, Municipalities and Cities, Commission on Higher Learning and Education, Laguna Lake Development Authority, Metro Manila Development Authority, plus the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
During the Switch-off (8:30 to 9:30PM) the place transformed into a giant, glow-in-the-dark Zumba® Fitness Party! Performers also include the Ryan Cayabyab Singers, the Performing Arts Students of Quezon City, Aqualed Light Drummers, plus the LPP Tron LED Dance Troupe.
There are other fun activities at Earth Hour 2015 Philippines like Glow-in-the-dark face painting offered by Islands Souvenirs, healthy refreshments were provided by Bayani Brew. Participants also learned about the Earth through an inflatable planetarium by Pivot Edutainment. Thanks to Smart Communications for the Free Wi-Fi
Corporate champions are led by Philips, ArthaLand, Alveo Land, Banco De Oro, First Gen Corporation, Smart Communications, McDonald’s and Coca-Cola Philippines.
Media champions include ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN Regional, ABS-CBN Sports and Action, ANC, Balls TV, BusinessMirror, BusinessWorld, ClickTheCity.Com, Eagle Broadcasting Corporation, FleishmanHillard, FocusMedia, Far Eastern Broadcasting Corporation, Globaltronics, Hero TV, Jack TV, Jeepney TV, JVC Advertising, Knowledge Channel, Leo Burnett, Lifestyle Network, My Only Radio, Myx, Net-25, Nyxsys, Orangemagazine.ph, Pelicola.TV, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, QCreativs, Radyo Pilipinas, Radyo Agila, Radyo Veritas, Sign Media, TV5 and Wheninmanila.Com. WWF is seeking further support.
Proceeds from Earth Hour 2015 Philippines shall go to WWF’s Gift of Light project, which funds the deployment of hundreds of portable solar lamps for off-grid communities in Beton, Northern Palawan. In 2014, Earth Hour catalyzed over 60 environmental outcomes, including a ban on plastics for the Galapagos Islands, planting 17 million trees in Kazakhstan and the deployment of fibreglass bancas to communities sundered by Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.
Donate here: http://wwf.org.ph/earthhour/give-the-gift-of-light
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