Earth Hour 2013 switched on awareness of Filipinos

    The Filipinos once again participated in the 'Earth Hour' event for environmental awareness today, 23 March 2013. As a symbolism of sympathy for Mother Earth, lights were switched-off for one-hour, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM in various locations in the Philippines.

    Earth Hour 2013 Philippines

    'By switching off our lights, let us shine out,'  Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje said.

    Earth Hour is a global environmental campaign organized by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that aim to call all of us to protect the planet.

    It is about turning the inspiration of one hour into the actions of every hour. Be part of the solution!, WWF- Philippines said via Twitter.

    'Earth Hour is certainly the most vivid and dramatic measure of our unity for a common cause. This mass switch-off means less consumption of electricity, slowing the buildup of climate change-inducing carbon dioxide in our atmosphere,' Paje said.

    'EarthHour2013' became a buzzword on Twitter even hours before the switching-off event. The event topped Twitter Philippines trending topic today. Here are some of the best tweets showing concern for the planet.

    There are lot of things to be done to lessen carbon footprint aside from switching off unnecessary lights at home: unplugged appliances and cellphone charger when not in use and practice paperless transactions in office

    What is your smart act for Mother Earth?
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