Locals urged to join ‘Earth Hour’

BY MAE SINGUAY

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

BACOLOD City – City councilors encouraged households and business establishments to join the “Earth Hour” on March 25.

Earth Hour is an annual event urging the public to switch off their lights for an hour — from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. — as their contribution in mitigating the effects of climate change.

Councilor Em Ang said participating in Earth Hour is a “symbol of commitment to fight climate change.”

Switching off lights “will send a strong message to take action on global warming,” said Councilor Sonya Verdeflor.

Earth Hour aims to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world, mobilizing people around a range of issues, from deforestation to energy efficiency, the councilors said.

This 2017, they said, the challenge is “keeping up with climate change.”

Joining Earth Hour will also “help create awareness among our constituents on a wide range of issues affecting our environment,” Ang said./PN