Youth Commission enjoins youth to join Earth Hour 2013-A A +A
Thursday, March 7, 2013
THE National Youth Commission (NYC) is enjoining young Filipinos to turn off their lights on March 23, 8:30 p.m., in celebration of Earth Hour.
“Earth Hour is among the most significant efforts of humans to give back to nature. We may never truly replace what is lost, but we can do something about those that are at risk environmentally,” said Commissioner Erwin Andaya, chair of NYC’s Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.
Earth Hour is the world’s largest voluntary action for the planet. It is celebrated across 151 countries, where individuals, businesses, governments, and communities are involved to take action to drumbeat environmentally sustainable undertakings.
“Dito sa National Youth Commission, we’ll not just be turning off our lights, we shall also turn off our internet, and other utilities for one hour. We are also encouraging young Filipinos to go beyond the 60-minute switch-off by living more sustainably to minimize our ecological imprint,” adds Commissioner Andaya.
For the past four years, the Philippines has had the most number of cities and towns joining the global movement. Earth Hour is organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on March 07, 2013.