This March 26, Saturday, people from all over the world are called to take part once again in Earth Hour. At 8:30 p.m., switch off your lights and non-essential appliances for at least an hour (go for more hours!).
This year’s Earth Hour is especially dedicated to Japan, in the wake of the recent tragedy that befell them due to the magnitude 9 earthquake and the tsunami that followed.
The Philippines, according to the DENR, holds the record for the most number of participating towns and cities worlwide.
This 2011, people are urged to go beyond the one-hour switch off by stopping the wasteful consumption of electricity, “using cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels, and incorporating clean development mechanisms for greener products and services.”