Join Earth Hour, Palace urges Pinoys
Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star) - March 23, 2015 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang called on the public yesterday to participate in Earth Hour 2015 scheduled this coming Saturday.

Speaking over state-run dzRB radio, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said people can switch off their lights for an hour from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on March 28.

“In so doing, Filipinos will be showing their solidarity with the rest of the world in efforts to combat climate change, thereby promoting a cleaner, healthier and greener world,” he said.

Coloma said Earth Hour Philippines will donate portable solar lamps to off-grid communities to help them safely and economically light up their homes.

“We echo the statement of Earth Hour Philippines as follows: ‘When we unite towards a common goal, we can change climate change.’ Let us all participate in Earth Hour 2015 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28,” he said.

Earth Hour is a worldwide grassroots movement of the World Wide Fund to unite people to take action for the planet. This year’s global tagline is “Use Your Power to Change Climate Change.”

In the Philippines, the main switch-off will be held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle.

It earned the title of “Earth Hour Hero Country” from 2009 to 2013 for topping participation records.

CHANGE CLIMATE CHANGE EARTH HOUR EARTH HOUR HERO COUNTRY EARTH HOUR PHILIPPINES HOUR IN THE PHILIPPINES PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS OPERATIONS OFFICE SECRETARY HERMINIO COLOMA JR. QUEZON CITY MEMORIAL CIRCLE USE YOUR POWER WORLD WIDE FUND
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