Earth Hour Press Release: HAVE YOU SIGNED UP FOR EARTH HOUR 2009?

The lights will go off for one hour on March 28 at 8:30 pm in key cities in the Philippines and all over the world. It's Earth Hour.
It's the hour the world unites against global warming.

Earth Hour 2009 aims to reach one billion people in 1,000 cities all over the world. To reach this goal, a global sign-up campaign and competition has been launched worldwide. Last year, the Philippines ranked 9th in terms of total sign-ups. This year the Philippines aims to be #1. It is hoped that this year as many as ten million Filipinos will sign up at Earth Hour's global website:

Earth Hour 2009 is a global call to action to every individual, every business, and every community. It is a call to stand up, to take responsibility, and to get actively involved in working towards a sustainable future. People across the world will turn off their lights and join together in creating a vital conversation about the future of our precious planet.

Among Earth Hour’s high-profile international advocates are Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, actress Cate Blanchett, and corporate tycoon Richard Branson of the Virgin Group.

In the Philippines, this effort is being led by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) in cooperation with the Department of Energy (DOE), the Green Army Philippines Network, and the SWITCH movement.

To receive news updates and event schedules, one can register one's cellphone number by sending the following message to 5777 for both Smart and Globe users:   green   <space>   reg   <space>   firstname   <slash>   middleinitial   <slash>   lastname.  Example: green  reg  Juan/C/De la Cruz.

Various organizations—representing civil society, the business community, the religious sector, the youth, national agencies and local governments—have already committed their full support for Earth Hour, the global expression of a desire for serious and sustained action on global warming.
Join us for Earth Hour 2009! Turn off your lights at 8.30pm on Saturday, March 28, and sign-up here to be counted.

Countdown in Manila will be held in front of the SM Mall of Asia. The full program from switch-off at 8:30 pm to switch-on at 9:30 pm will be telecast live on Studio 23. Clips will be shown on all other channels.

Earth Hour official sign-up website:
EarthHour Philippines operations center hotlines: Tel(632) 840-2134; 812-5974
EarthHour materials download website:,