Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Philippines Breaks Own Earth Hour Record

Its hard to explain the full details of what happening in the Earth Hour but dont worry i will share to some of the precious picture moments.

 El Gamma Penumbra Performance



What is Earth Hour and how its started? According to the WWF in March 2007, WWF-Australia inspired Sydney residents to show their support for action on climate change by switching off their lights for an hour. The 60-minute light-out event,named Earth Hour,showed that everyone,from children to CEOs and politicians,has the power to change the world they live in. In Sydney,almost 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off out for one hour to take a stand against climate change.

In 2008, the plan was to take Earth Hour to the rest of Australia.But it wasn't long before 35 countries,including Philippines,agreed to be part of the event. It said something compelling to the world;that the climate change challenges facing our planet are so significant that change need to be global.

With the invitation to 'switch off' extended to everyone, Earth Hour quickly become an annual global event. It is scheduled on the last Saturday of every March - closely coinciding with the equinox to ensure most cities are in darkness as it rolled out around the Earth.


The programs started at 7.30PM


With the theme “I Will If You Will,

The Earth Hour Founder Andy Ridley

  "Earth Hour is more fun in the Philippines," declared Andy Ridley, co-founder of the biggest environmental gathering in human history. 

Earth Hour 2012 Host WWF-Philippines national ambassador Rovilson Fernandez and Former Miss Earth.


Here some of the Precious Moments during the Earth Hour .

 The pledge

At exactly 8:30 pm, fire trucks and patrol cars will sound their sirens while all churches will peal their bells to signal the start of Earth Hour.


 Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati turns into a sea of candles last Saturday night, March 31,2012

She support Earth Hour!

Even a kid can do a support

The Performers are Bailles de Luces, Lancer Band, Caracol performers, Makati representatives,Angklung Ensemble Musical, Caracol Dancers of Benigno High School.

What made the crowd ecstatic was the blend of haunting song,traditional dances and a twist of black theater..


 Bailles de Luces performance

Even Smart Gilas Team Captian Chris Tiu sopprt Earth Hour

| Sign Post : "The Philippines has been declared a “Hero Country,” for being number one globally in terms of Earth Hour participation, since 2009"

 El Gamma Penumbra

A total of 6,525 cities, towns, provinces and municipalities in 150 countries and territories joined this year’s Earth Hour, the highest level so far.

Record breaker:
        World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), organizer of Earth Hour, said a total of 1,671 towns, cities, provinces and municipalities in the Philippines joined the one-hour switch-off last March 31.

This is higher than the 1,661 areas recorded last year.


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12 comments :

  1. I'm so glad that in this time of crises, Filipinos joined hands to make this advocate a successful one.

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  2. Our whole household also participated in last Saturday's Earth Hour (we've been joining since 2008). It was kind of disappointing though since some of our neighbor's didn't switch of their lights. Nonetheless, I am happy that the statistics for this year's participants broke records again.

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  3. We didn't get to switch off our lights house-wide, but hopefully by next year, we'll be able to do that already.. :D Let's beat our own record again :)

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  4. good job, pinoys!! continue to let philippines be known in worthy campaigns like this. :)

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  5. earth hour is really the BEST time to do our share in
    SAVING
    MOTHER
    EARTH>

    it's good to know that there are people who initiate the said event every year and years after.

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  6. I'm so happy I'm a Filipino! :)

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  7. I missed most of the U.S. coverage of Earth hour. Thanks for the recap.

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  8. expect the Filipino people to do great when called for....hopefully it's always a positive thing!

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  9. Wow, ginamit mo nga yung phrase.. hehe.. ang ganda ganda pala nung idedescribe.. :)

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