IN PHOTOS: #EarthHour in the Philippines
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines glowed in the dark as the country joined the rest of the world in observing the annual Earth Hour event on Saturday, March 28.
The main switch-off in the country was staged in a festive glow-in-the-dark Zumba party held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle on Saturday night.
Climate Change Commission Vice Chairperson Lucille Sering and other environmental advocates and activists joined hundreds of people who flocked to the Quezon Memorial Circle for the symbolic action that raises awareness on the threat of climate change.
Other parts of the country also held various activities in support of the movement first launched by conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Australia in 2007.
Others observed Earth Hour in their homes, including Anne Curtis, a popular TV host and a "disaster ambassador" of government weather monitoring arm DOST-Project NOAH.
This year, Earth Hour comes ahead of a crucial UN meeting in Paris in December which is bringing together the global community in an effort to limit global warming.
Earth Hour takes place beginning 8:30 pm local time, and encourages citizens, communities, businesses, and organizations to switch the lights off for an hour to highlight the plight of the planet. – Rappler.com