March 18, 2017

What to do during Earth Hour

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  • It started as a small event by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Sydney, Australia where people turned off their lights for an hour, bringing issues about climate change its time in the spotlight. 2008 saw the event expand beyond the borders of Australia. Iconic structures across the world turned off their lights for an hour, which led to more people wanting to know what the event was all about.

    The Philippines joined this event in 2008 and has topped participation records from 2009 – 2012. This year, #EarthHourPH2017 looks to up the ante even more by having a near-full day’s worth of events and ways to participate. Here are just some of the things you can do to participate in #EarthHourPH2017:

    Donate your social media feed

    Filipinos dominate the world of social media, especially Facebook. There are more Filipinos on the social networking site than any other country, which means we can make a big difference online. Simply donate your social media feed by having Earth Hour post about the event on your behalf.

    Every little bit of action helps the cause, especially when it comes to getting the word out.

    Learn more about climate change

    You can read-up about climate change and climate-friendly policies online, or you can go to any of the events near you and learn more about the climate. Better yet,

    Join the Switch-off

    The best way to help #ChangeClimateChange is to Join the Switch-off, happening this Saturday, March 25 at the SM By The Bay. The event starts at 4:00 pm with Earth Hour Camp, filled with booths and activities where you can learn more about climate-friendly policies and climate change. The grand switch-off will be at 8:30 pm

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