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.
Join the Earth hour roadshow in Laguna on March 15, 2010 at the campus auditorium of the University of Perpetual Help, Binan, Laguna.
Let's make a stand against the climate change crisis.
Join the Earth Hour Road Show on March 2, 2010 from 1:00-3:00PM at the Campus Auditorium of the University of the Philippines, Iloilo City.
In line with the preparations for the Earth Hour 2010, the Department of Energy together with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) , the Switch Movement and the Green Army Network is conduting a series of Earh Hour Road Show Event in strategic areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao for the months of February and March, 2010.
The road shows aims to promote environmental awareness and broaden public participation in this year's holding of Earth Hour on March 27, 2010.
IT'S THE HOUR THE WORLD UNITES AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING.
On March 27 at 8:30 pm, the lights will go off
hour in the Philippines and all over the
world. It's called
Earth Hour 2010 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. Earth Hour 2010 aims to reach one billion people in cities and towns all over the world.
In the Philippines, this effort is being led
by the World
Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) , the
of Energy (DOE), the Green Army Philippines Network, and the SWITCH
Last year, the Philippines was #1 in participation
worldwide. Let's be #1 again this year!
To VOTE EARTH by participating in Earth Hour 2010, text the following messages to 5777 (for both Smart and Globe users):
Example: green reg Juan/C/De la Cruz/earth.
you must turn on your messaging facilities: GREEN<space>MEMO<space>ON
Example: green memo on
Various organizations—representing civil
business community, the religious sector, the youth, national agencies
local governments—have already committed their full support for Earth
expression of a desire for serious and sustained action on global
Join Earth Hour 2010! Turn off your lights at 8.30pm on Saturday, March 27, and register your participation by cellphone to be counted.
VOTE NOW FOR PLANET EARTH!
You can also register at Earth Hour 2010