Wednesday, 23 October, 2019

Earth Hour to take place at 8:30pm on Saturday

Philippines to turn lights off pray to observe Earth Hour Earth Hour to take place at 8:30pm on Saturday
Sandra Phillips | 24 March, 2018, 10:00

Makati City has been participating in the global celebration of Earth Hour since 2008, to express its commitment to help reduce carbon-dioxide (CO2) emission.

It is also encouraging people to talk about what the Earth means to them by sharing stories online.

Council will turn off all non-essential lights at its three highest energy-consuming buildings, the Alfred Deakin Center and our Deakin Avenue and Madden Service Centers between 8.30 and 9.30 pm tomorrow night.

While the Earth Hour campaign has consistently focused on climate change as a key call to action over the last decade, the 2018-2020 campaign broad bases the conversation beyond climate change and calls on people across the world to take action and understand the interconnectivity of people and our environment through relevant issues such as air, water, and energy.

Dermot O'Gorman from the WWF says the 2018 theme is about recognizing the risk climate change poses to our iconic wildlife.

In Australia, where Earth Hour was first held, the WWF will raise awareness on the four so-called "hero species" - green turtles, koalas, rock wallabies, and penguins - while the Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge will join the blackout.

In the past decade, Earth Hour has inspired people to support and participate in critical climate and conservation projects, including helping to ban all plastics in the Galapagos, plant 17 million trees in Kazakhstan, light homes with solar power in India and the Philippines, and push new legislation to protect seas and forests in Russian Federation.

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According to the organisers, "Earth Hour shows how each of us can be heroes for our planet".

Eduardo M. Año said that as leaders in their respective communities, governors, mayors and barangay captains should mobilize their respective constituents to show that they care for Mother Earth by the simple act of switching off their lights on March 24 from 8:30 p.m.to 9:30 p.m.

As every year, this year too Earth Hour is seeing unprecedented support from all quarters across India including governments, corporates, and organizations, through various innovative Earth Hour events and Give Up pledges.

"The Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals provide a clear indication of the actions we need to take, together".

"It is great to see growing support from schools, nature hosting events in the woodland and joining voices in harmony in choral workshops".

"Earth Hour is a symbolic representation of the power that we all have to make a difference in the fight against climate change", he said.

Ja Wei is a third-year journalism student from DIT.

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