Over 1,000 of our cities and towns in the Philippines took part in Earth Hour 2010.
This year, the League of Municipalities of the Philippines which is composed of 1,512 member municipalities, is committed to make Earth Hour 2011 another successful endeavor. The League of Cities of the Philippines, a city organisation with 122 member cities, is also taking part. Lagalog enjoins you, dear reader, to participate and be a turn-off, even for just one hour of one day in the year.
Please turn-off your lights and power-hungry gadgets for an hour this Saturday, March 26, 2011, from 8:30-9:30pm. If you're feeling generous, feel free to go beyond 60 minutes. It may only be a hour or two but those precious hours will go a long way in helping save energy, save our planet and instill energy-consciousness into our largely-electricity dependent lives. With the backdrop of the Japan nuclear reactor incident in the news, it's a good time as any for us to re-evaluate how precious and exhaustible electrical power is, a good opportunity to remind ourselves that not because we may be able to afford electricity should we waste it.