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The hour the world unites in a stand against global warming. a. a global event created to symbolize that each one of us , working together, can make a difference on climate change. Imperatives for Action. Climate change threatens the very existence of our societies.

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a global event created to symbolize that each one of us, working together, can make a difference on climate change.

imperatives for action
Imperatives for Action

Climate change threatens the very existence of our societies.

There is a need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that worsen global warming, through simple changes in lifestyle and the switch to energy efficient lighting systems.

Significant energy savings could be realized by switching off your lights for an hour.

The world needs to take stand for more definitive actionsto mitigate climate change effects.

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Earth Hour Philippines Partners

One of the world’s largest independent organizations dedicated to the conservation of nature

Responsible for the government’s plans, programs, and projects on energy exploration, development, utilization, distribution, and conservation

Dedicated to integrated local action for environmental protection, conservation, and restoration

a social mobilization movement that seeks to demonstrate how ordinary Filipinos and various sectors of society could contribute to the massive effort needed to address the consequences of unstable oil prices and climate change

in 2008
In 2008…
  • More than 400 cities
  • 50 million people globally
  • Major icons went dark including the Sydney Opera House, Rome’s Coliseum, and Antarctica’s Scott Station
in 200811
In 2008…

Roxas Blvd. at Zero Hour

8:00 PM, 29 March

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Roxas Blvd. at Zero Hour

8:00 PM, 29 March

our collective goal 2009
Our Collective Goal 2009…

1 billion people from 1,000 cities globally to support action on climate change

in the Philippines, 10 million people and 500 corporations nationwide

as a visual mandate for governments to support policy reforms on climate change in Copenhagen, December 2009

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Our Collective Goal 2009…

Earth Hour Countdowns on 28 March 2009 from 7:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

how you can help
How You Can Help

SWITCH OFF YOUR LIGHTS!

for lgus
For LGUs…
  • Switch off lights in major thoroughfares and in landmarks in your areas of jurisdiction, if and when possible
  • Mobilize the community to switch off lights in their households
  • Mobilize stakeholders in organizing a parallel Earth Hour event in your city or community
  • Mobilize the private sector to support Earth Hour by switching off their signage lights or some of their lights in their facilities, as their operations/business will allow
  • Send a delegation to the Earth Hour Countdown Event at the SM Mall of Asia on March 28, 7-10 PM
for private sector companies
For Private Sector Companies…
  • Switch off your corporate signages and/or majority or all of the lights at your headquarters and facilities during Earth Hour
  • Encourage your employees to switch off lights in their households
  • Mobilize your networks and communities to participate during the Earth Hour event at the Mall of Asia
  • Use your communication channels to promote Earth Hour
  • Switch from incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in your headquarters and/or facilities
  • Place standard Earth Hour banners/streamers in your building façade/ facilities that are seen/accessed by the public as part of awareness building
for the church
For the Church…
  • Encourage the participation of the faithful in the Earth Hour Event
  • Mobilize networks and communities to participate during the Earth Hour Countdown Event at the SM Mall of Asia
  • Organize parallel events in connection with the environmental programs of the Church and which may be aligned to the objectives of Earth Hour
  • Switch from incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) in your church buildings and parish offices and community centers
  • Promote Earth Hour during Masses or through other communication channels
for ngos civil society academe
For NGOs/Civil Society/Academe…
  • Encourage your networks and communities to switch off the lights in their households during Earth Hour
  • Mobilize your networks and communities to participate during the Earth Hour Countdown Event at the SM Mall of Asia on March 28, 7-10 PM
  • Organize your own Earth Hour event in your community or locality to widen the reach of the campaign
  • Encourage your networks and communities to switch from incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
  • Use various communication channels to promote Earth Hour
for the youth
For the Youth…
  • Encourage your networks and communities to switch off the lights in their households during Earth Hour
  • Mobilize your networks and communities to participate during the Earth Hour Countdown Event at the SM Mall of Asia on March 28, 7-10 PM
  • Organize your own Earth Hour event in your community or locality to widen the reach of the campaign
  • Use various communication channels, especially online media, to promote Earth Hour and the switch from incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)