Glow in the dark: Join Earth Hour 2015
MANILA, Philippines – To observe the annual Earth Hour, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Philippines will hold a Zumba Party for participants of the switch-off event in the Philippines. (READ: Glow-in-the-dark Zumba for Earth Hour 2015)
The main switch-off shall be held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on Saturday night, 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, March 28.
WWF-Philippines invites participants to come in glow-in-the-dark Earth Hour shirts or neon sports attire.
Over the past 8 years, the movement has grown from a symbolic switch off event to a fun, modern, and open-sourced environmental campaign mobilizing hundreds of millions of people in over 7,000 cities and 162 countries.
The Philippines has been one of the movement’s staunchest supporters and has been hailed as a "Hero Country" for topping participation levels from 2009 to 2013. (READ: Philippines is Earth Hour 'Hero Country' for 4th Year)
Gift of light
Earth Hour 2015 highlights concrete actions on renewable energy and energy-efficiency, plus climate-centric education, legislation, and business practices.
More than a symbolic switch-off for the planet, the event aims to deliver concrete solutions to people in need, according to WWF-Philippines.
This year's Earth Hour Philippines celebration seeks to raise funds for WWF's Gift of Light project which aims to provide solar-powered lamps to remote villages in Northern Palawan.
WWF-Philippines will offer off-grid communities power, helping families in Palawan to "safely and economically light up their homes." WWF- Philippines will deploy hundreds of portable solar lamps that rely on the power of the sun, eliminating the need to buy fuel.
WWF-Philippines is teaching communities to veer away from fossil-fuels, which contributes to climate change.
Launched by WWF in Australia in 2007, Earth Hour has been held annually across the globe on the last Saturday of March as a symbolic action to raise awareness on the threat of climate change. – Rappler.com