Earth Day 2017, Don't turn on the lights this weekend

Through the support of the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Leagues of Municipalities, Cities, and Provinces, the Metro Manila Development Authority, and other government partners, Earth Hour in the Philippines has always been a success. The objective of the initiative is to encourage individuals, businesses, and governments around the world to become more conscious of their ecological footprint and engage in dialog to seek real solutions to our growing environmental challenges.

"We will be joining many cities from around the world using the WWF Earth Hour platform to highlight the urgent need to reduce our carbon emissions and change climate change", Mr Seruiratu said.

Siddarth Das, Executive Director, Earth Hour Global said: "We started Earth Hour to make a statement".

Once again, for the tenth time since 2008, BC Hydro is encouraging residents and businesses in the province to turn off lights and any unnecessary electronics from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m PT.

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Filipinos once again switched their lights off for a full hour on Saturday night as the Philippines participated in the annual global campaign for Earth Hour. People around the world will demonstrate their concern about future of the planet by turning out their lights for one hour. While the world turned out the lights yesterday, were you one of them?

BC Hydro will not say that it's time to move on from Earth Hour, despite a seeming lack of interest.

Well, we don't know how effective Earth Hour truly is, but hey, it's nice to see our brightly-lit city in a different light, or lack thereof, for that matter.

"Climate change is visible proof that our actions can have a ripple effect beyond physical borders". Climate change is impacting us here and now. It could something small like switching to a smart thermostat, or maybe you've considered going bigger like adding solar panels to the roof of your house.

In addition to the global contest, Hilton properties around the world are also celebrating Earth Hour through creative individual programs and campaigns.

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