All LGUs to join 'Earth Hour'

March 30, 2012 10:51 pm 

MANILA, March 30 – Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo on Friday said that all provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays nationwide will join the rest of the world in the observance of Earth Hour this March 31.

He said that lights in these establishments would be turned off for one hour from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Robredo said he issued a directive to all local governments to support Earth Hour 2012 by doing the simple act of turning off their lights for one hour.

“Let us show our commitment to protect and preserve the environment and be counted in this campaign to save Mother Earth,” he said.

Earth Hour, which started in Australia in 2007, is a global environmental consciousness campaign that encourages governments, communities and businesses to switch off their lights for an hour and adopt a low-carbon lifestyle to help address the threats of global warming.

In 2011, a total of 1,661 cities and municipalities all over the country participated in Earth Hour. (PNA)

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