Iloilo City joins Earth Hour

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Friday, March 28, 2014


ADVOCATES and participants in Iloilo City will switch off lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, as part of the celebration of the Earth Hour 2014.

Noel Hechanova, head of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro), said the voluntary movement seeks participation of Ilonggos by switching off or dim non-essentials including street lights, signages, buildings and key monuments during the global lights out event.

City Hall building administrator Victor Facultad said that all lights from the second to seventh floors, including the penthouse, will be switched off during the Earth Hour.

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He said he had instructed the security guards to be on alert and partial lights will only be allowed at the ground floor.

The lights out campaign is spearheaded by Worldwide Fund (WWF) as the largest voluntary movement for Earth to combat climate change and how individuals, communities, businesses, and governments address the threat of global warming.

Hechanova said that WWF is the world’s largest and most experienced conservation organization operating in 100 countries through the support of over five million people worldwide.

WWF-Philippines helps communities adapt to climate change, switch to clean sources of renewable energy and infuse sustainability into the lives and businesses of Filipinos.

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