Friday, March 26, 2010

Let's Support Earth Hour 2010

On the 27th of March 2010 at 8:30 PM, cities and towns across the world will turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour - sending a powerful global message that it is time to take action on global warming.

Earth Hour aims to empower individuals to commit to the challenge of solving the climate change crisis. It sends a strong message to world leaders to effect a positive change by calling upon individuals, communities, businesses and government to switch off their lights for one hour. Earth Hour 2010 also aims to send the message that we, the citizens of the world, demand commitment to actions that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the benefit of the planet.

In this regard, we encourage you or your organization to play an active and significant role in Earth Hour 2010 through the following ways:
  • Switching off your signages and / or the majority of the lights at all your facilities during Earth Hour

  • Mobilizing your networks, and communities to participate during Earth Hour either by switching off their lights in their homes or attending the Earth Hour countdown event at the SM Mall of Asia on March 27, 2010 from 7:00 – 10:00 P.M.

  • Organizing your own Earth Hour event in your community or locality to widen the reach of the campaign

  • Encouraging your networks and communities to switch from incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs); and

  • Using various communication channels to promote Earth Hour, including official websites, community newsletters and blogs.