Pinoys dance for Earth Hour
Michael Punongbayan (The Philippine Star) - March 29, 2015 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines once again displayed its support Saturday night for the worldwide observance of Earth Hour by hosting a dance party after turning the lights off from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. to save energy and make a statement on various environmental issues.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said widespread participation proved anew that no individual action on climate change is too small and that no collective vision is too big with celebrations in over 7,000 hubs in 170 countries.

The Quezon City Memorial Circle (QCMC) hosted the Philippines’ main event with
thousands clad in glow-in-the-dark costumes dancing and celebrating climate change solutions in one of the country’s largest zumba gatherings.

The WWF said the ninth edition of Earth Hour crossed 24 time zones to unify the world around a single challenge – climate change.

Even before the designated hour, Earth Hour organizers were working with citizens, policymakers and businesses to drive progress on issues like access to renewable energy, strengthening climate education and restoring critical forests.

Organizers from the WWF said they are elated at the massive outpouring of support and do “wish to thank everyone who supported Earth Hour.”

“Now the real work begins, as we work to reduce our individual carbon footprint our impacts on the Earth,” Earth Hour Philippines National Director lawyer Gia Ibay said.

Earth Hour Philippines now highlights its Gift of Light project, which funds the deployment of hundreds of portable solar lamps for off-grid communities in Beton, Northern Palawan.

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