Iloilo City expressed support for Earth Hour 2010.
Iloilo City -- Over seven hundred people from the various sectors attended the 'Earth Hour' Road Show in the University of the Philippines, Iloilo City Campus on March 2, 2010.
Newly appointed Commissioner of the Climate Change Task Force, Mr. Naderev Sanyo presented the plans for 'Earth Hour Pilipinas 2010 and enjoined the community to signify commitment to the said initiative. This was warmly welcomed by the Iloilo residents as the City officials, students, business groups, and Non-Government Organizations expressed their commitment to switch off their lights on March 27.
The roadshow aims to broaden awareness on issues of climate change and energy conservation as well as to broaden public participation in this year's holding of Earth Hour on March 27.
Earth Hour is an annual global event held every last Saturday of March where every household all over the world are urged to turn off their lights for one hour to help address global warming by reducing carbon emissions in tne atmosphere.
Last year, the Philippines topped among 88 participating countries with the most number of residential households that participated in the global call to switch off power for one hour. More than 15 million Filipinos around 650 major towns and cities from distant islands participated in Earth Hour 2009 while the country also placed first in town and city participation, this is learned.
Initial reports stated was that the Philippines saved 611 megawatt-hours as electric grid figures reported that 386 megawatt-hours were saved in Luzon, 150-megawatt-hours in Mindanao and 75 megawatt-hours in Visayas.