Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cebu Joins Earth Hour

"The world will be brighter if people just turn off the lights."

This is what organizers of Earth Hour believe in. I admire their zeal in enjoining people to turn off their lights for just an hour to help decrease harmful carbon emissions that threaten the Earth's climate.

Although this is only the second year the Philippines joined this worldwide campaign, I believe a lot of good will come out from this worthy endeavor.

Here in Cebu, local organizers claimed that their campaign was a success. The city's demand for power dropped to 249 megawatts when Earth Hour started at 8:30 p.m.

Organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia on March 31, 2007 with millions of houses and establishments turning off their lights to show their concern on climate change.

Australia Post issued stamps last year to highlight Earth Hour.

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