Earth Hour 2011

Earth Hour and environmental advocacy which started in in Sydney, Australia  in 2007 with 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change, is now on its fourth year of staging  in the Philippines.

The Philippines topped global Earth Hour participation levels for both 2009 when 10 million Filipinos in 647 towns, cities and municipalities switched off, while 15 million Filipinos in 1076 towns and cities joined the 2010 switch-off.

On March 27, 2010, Earth Hour became the biggest ever. A record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off. People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.

Will this be surpassed by Earth Hour 2011?

Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 8:30PM (Manila time). People from all walks of life are encouraged to go beyond the hour, so after 60 minutes, when the the lights go back, organizers urge everyone to think about what else all of us can do to make a difference.

WWF- Philippines, several environmental NGO groups, government agencies , private corporations,  Meralco  are highly supportive of this upcoming event.

 

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