#EarthHour 2016: Change your profile photos for climate action

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Facebook users can change their profile pictures and donate their social feeds to show their support for Earth Hour 2016 and climate action

NEW PHOTOS. The World Wildlife Fund is encouraging netizens who are concerned with the environment to change their Facebook profile photos to support Earth Hour 2016 and climate action. Image courtesy of the World Wildlife Fund's Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines – Do you support climate action?

If you do, you can show it online using your profile photos on your Facebook page.

Facebook users can change their profile photos to show Earth Hour 2016 as well as the logo for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Learn more about Earth Hour at www.earthhour.org!Don’t forget to add the hashtag #EARTHHOURPHILIPPINES to your posts. See you under the stars! 🙂

Posted by Gregg Yan on Thursday, 17 March 2016

Beyond Earth Hour https://www.facebook.com/voltairetupaz/media_set?set=a.10153158789487266.1073741845.614007265&type=3

Posted by Voltaire Tupaz on Friday, 18 March 2016

To change it directly from Facebook, users can go to the WWF’s Facebook page, find the post about changing profile pictures, and click on the “Try It” button below.

Let the world know that you’re all in for #EarthHour! Change your profile picture now to let your friends and family…

Posted by World Wildlife Fund on Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Alternatively, by visiting Earth Hour’s website, clicking on “Donate your feed now”, logging in with their Facebook accounts, netizens can also change their profile pictures.

The resulting image by accessing Earth Hour’s website is different from the one on WWF’s Facebook page. The photo from the website will show a glowing light with the hashtag #ChangeClimateChange.

SOCIAL MEDIA. A screenshot from Earth Hour's website shows how netizens can donate their social feed and change their profile pictures to show support for climate action. Screengrab taken from Earth Hour's website

Changing profile photos through the website will also allow Earth Hour to post statuses on netizens’ behalf.

Earth Hour 2016 in the Philippines is on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The main celebration will be held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, and the shut-off will happen from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Lights out for brighter future

In the Philippines, Earth Hour 2016 will showcase renewable energy. Bicycles will convert the kinetic energy from pedalling into electricity which will power the event while the lights are off. (READ: Earth Hour 2016: Going beyond lights out)

The bicycles are made of renewable materials like bamboo, courtesy of Bambike, Earth Hour 2016’s partner.

The Philippines is the first country in Asia to celebrate Earth Hour and has produced the highest participation rates from 2009 to 2013, earning it the title of Earth Hour Hero Country.

Earth Hour is a global grassroots movement for environmental awareness, started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and the Philippines in 2008. – Rappler.com

Photo of girl with Earth Hour 2016 branding from the World Wildlife Fund’s Facebook page.

Screengrab of how to donate social media feeds from Earth Hour’s website.