Earth Hour Campaign

On March 31,2007, Australia launched the EARTH HOUR. 2.2 million people and 2100 businesses in Sydney turned off their lights for one hour. This collective effort reduced the country’s energy consumption by 10.2% for one hour. The world was captivated by the efforts of Sydneysiders. This 2008, the world will be participating in this event to further awareness on Global Warming and to save and reduce more energy consumption.

Philippines has dedicated to support this global movement by turning off lights on March 29,2008 at 8 to 9 pm throughout the country. Now, If you are a Filipino, aware of Global Warming or someone who care for the environment, then you should TURN OFF YOUR LIGHTS ON MARCH 29,2008 FROM 8 TO 9 PM. 60 minutes without lights will not cost you a dime. Why doubt. Be aware. Spread the news. Participate to save more energy.

This will take place in over 20 cities around the world, including Manila. This project is spearheaded by WWF, the conservation organization. It is a global climate change initiative which calls on the participation of individuals and businesses around the world, and its aim is to express that individual action on a mass scale can help change our planet for the better.

The main point of the campaign is to show people and companies how easy it is to take action against global warming. This does not mean you have to turn off your refrigerator, which could be inconvenient. It is only encouraged to switch off your non-essential lights to make a statement and then changing our electric consumption habits in the long term.

Last year, the energy saved during Earth Hour in Sydney alone achieved a reduction of 10.2% (more than double of the target of 5%) of carbon dioxide emissions. But we have to remember that the main objective of this campaign is to continue to be energy efficient beyond Earth Hour, making small actions everyday to achieve our goal in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.

For more information, visit the official website

Earth Hour Campaign Earth Hour Campaign Reviewed by Vernon Joseph Go on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Rating: 5

1 comment

  1. yes Earth Hour! we will be joining this noble event. hope more will be participating in this cause. let's keep the info rollin. thanks a lot