This was the candle that our family lit during Earth Hour 2008. It was set at 8P.M. March 29, 2008. Our family intends to join the Earth Hour this year just like we did last year. We are thrilled to see that the promotion of Earth Hour is more widespread now than it was the previous years. Earth Hour 2009 is set at 8:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M, March 28, 2009, Saturday.
Our individual contribution is simple. The only thing we have to do is to turn off all the lights for one full hour. It might seem trivial but you have to believe the numbers when it came back that approximately 100 million people participated in Earth Hour 2008. A million of which are Filipinos.
Here’s an excerpt from Department of Energy of Earth Hour 2008:
Last year, Earth Hour realized savings of 56 MWH of electric power in Luzon and 16 MWH in Metro Manila, equivalent to the output of a small coal-fired power plant. An estimated one million Filipinos were involved. Over 400 establishments participated by turning off their signs and non-essential lights. In Manila, Roxas Boulevard became the focal point of the celebration since it cuts across the cities of Manila, Pasay, and Paranaque, but Quezon City, Makati, and Mandaluyong also joined in the energy efficiency-promoting activity.
The numbers should be enough reason for us to participate this coming Saturday. Click on the banner above this post and be counted.