Once more, the entire WORLD including the Philippines will embrace darkness. Today, March 26, 2011, Filipinos all across the country and even the world will once again join the Earth Hour. It will be the 5th year for this event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature and this will be the 2nd year I would be actively participating on this drive.
I'll join hundreds of people or maybe even thousands at the Mall of Asia Grounds and turn off the lights for an hour starting 8:30 PM. This campaign is driven towards awareness on the need to take action with the climate change all over the world. Last year, billions joined the Earth Hour in support with the movement. I am proud to say that for the past 2 years (2009 and 2010), Philippines has topped Earth Hour participation. In 2009, 10 million Filipinos in 647 cities and towns joined and 15 million in 1,076 cities and towns switched off and turned pitch black. (Yey, I'm part of the 15 million last year)
It has become one of the biggest event in the world and will continue so. I hope people would not see this only as a yearly thing. Instead we should look on how we can actively support this endeavor on our daily lives. We can save mother nature in our own ways. A small thing done from each one of us could be collectively doing great measures.