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.
And we’re off! #EarthHour has officially begun! Will you be turning your lights out at 20:30? pic.twitter.com/3iI75JvKuf— WWF (@WWF) March 28, 2015
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.
We’re counting down to our glow-in-the-dark #EarthHourPHL Zumba party here at QC Memorial Circle at 8:30 PM! pic.twitter.com/61r0mrtuhQ— WWF-Philippines (@WWF_Philippines) March 28, 2015
Were having a Zumba fitness party in the dark here at Quezon Memorial Circle for #EarthHourPHL pic.twitter.com/wKZXtUruY8— Isay Reyes (@isay_reyes) March 28, 2015
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.
Use your power to change climate change #EarthHourPHL pic.twitter.com/Zr6ah5Wnd7— Lucille Sering (@lucille_sering) March 28, 2015
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.
#HelloMarketMarket supported #EarthHourPHL tonight and took #EarthHour beyong the hour! pic.twitter.com/dADKNddkX5— Market! Market! (@MarketMarketBGC) March 28, 2015
Jose Miguel Arguelles, Zambo author of Our Darkest Hour, reads his work for the #EarthHourPHL jam #speakoutzambo pic.twitter.com/kNeiRnEtiq— zambocitygovt (@zambocitygovt) March 28, 2015
#EarthHour now happening in IT PARK Cebu. #EarthHour2015 #earthhourcebu pic.twitter.com/2NB0wIxUhJ— triggergammy (@triggergammy) March 28, 2015
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.
Anne Curtis @annecurtissmith supports #EarthHour: “One small step can make a big change” pic.twitter.com/qSVXysrRdF— MovePH (@MovePH) March 28, 2015
Watching TV on my phone in the dark has nnver been fun and fulfilling. @MovePH #EarthHour pic.twitter.com/dXGifTVTxS— Pedie Escanillan (@pediesalve) March 28, 2015
“Climate change is a people problem” – See Ban Ki-moon’s @EarthHour message here: https://t.co/Us7raD3LK8 #Action2015 #EarthHour— United Nations (@UN) March 28, 2015
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
There are no comments yet. Add your comment to start the conversation.