Saturday, April 10, 2010
1076 Philippine Cities and Municipalities Flick the Switch
Darkness once more enveloped the Philippines for an hour on 27 March as a record-breaking 1076 towns, cities and municipalities joined the rest of the global community in making a symbolic call for united action against climate change. Earth Hour organizers, led by WWF, the Department of Energy, Green Army Network Foundation and SWITCH Movement, are jubilant at the scope and success of the event and hope that the effects will permeate for years to come.
Since 2008, Earth Hour Philippines has become a celebration of climate change solutions. "Earth Hour does not end when the lights are switched back on," says newly-appointed Climate Change Commissioner and Earth Hour National Director Yeb Saño. "The switch-off signifies the start of a very personal and lasting lifestyle change to minimize our ecological impacts and to do our bit for a more sustainable planet. Personal pledges can take many forms, from upgrading to energy-efficient appliances to planting and stewarding a small grove of native trees." Here are ten ways to help you make a difference long after Earth Hour:
1 – Document Your Earth Hour Celebrations
If you and your friends joined one of the Earth Hour celebrations, you can email documentation photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org. At stake are DVD players, cellphones and other prizes.