Malacanang urges public to participate in this year’s Earth Hour

MALACANANG encourages the public to participate in this year’s Earth Hour to conserve
energy and asked the people to eventually make it a habit.

“We want to reiterate the call of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
[DENR] to participate on the Earth Hour, Saturday (March 26). So, let us turn off our lights for
an hour and again we are taking it a step farther,” Deputy Presidential Spokesman Abegail
Valte said in a briefing on Tuesday.

Valte said many Filipinos complied in the energy conservation initiative and they want to
make it wider this year asking everyone who will participate to not only turn off their lights but
also to minimize their electrical consumption for that particular hour.

“We hope that it becomes our habit moving forward,” she said.

Earth Hour is a global grass-roots movement encouraging individuals, businesses and
governments around the world to take positive actions for the environment, and celebrating
their commitment to the planet by switching off their lights for one designated hour.

Earth Hour 2011 aims to show the actions that people, businesses and governments world-
wide are taking to reduce their environmental impact.

Organizers are encouraging everyone to join an interconnected global community engaged in
dialogue and resource sharing that generates real solutions to environmental challenges.

Earth Hour 2011 will be held on Saturday, March 26, between 8:30pm and 9:30pm in local
time zone. (PCOO)

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