DENR 2015 Earth Hour




         The DENR led the participation of this year’s Earth Hour which was held on March 28, 2015 through hanging of streamers bearing the theme “Use your power to Change Climate Change”.  During the Monday Program on March 23, ARD for Management Eng’r. Pedro L. Noble enjoined the participation of all employees “through a simultaneous switching off lights between 8:30 to 9:30 P.M. as a way symbolic way to show our commitment to mitigate climate change”.

            In order to drumbeat the participation of the public of Earth Hour, the DENR and representatives of various agencies joined the motorcade launched by the Province of La Union on March 22, 2015 starting from the Provincial Capitol in San Fernando City to the thoroughfares of the 1st District from San Fernando to Bangar and 2nd District from Bauang to Rosario, La Union.

Aside from this, the DENR together with representatives of agencies participated in the Ceremonial Switching-off the Lights with Lighting of Candles at the City Plaza of San Fernando which was graced by Mayor Pablo C. Ortega.  Other activities which highlighted the event include “Painting in the Dark involving the youth and “Operation Palit Bombilya” wherein DENR-EMB provided 64 units LED-Lights to the City of San Fernando in exchange of busted fluorescent bulbs.  During the event, LED-lights were also given as prizes to the audience during the trivia on Earth Hour as part of the program.

The Philippines was recognized as the country with the most number of towns and cities which participated the Earth Hour was able to save 20,000 kilowatts of electricity during last year’s event, according to Mayor Ortega stated that the City Government of San Fernando.

             Earth Hour is worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) which assigns very year on the last Saturday of March which calls all cities worldwide for a simultaneous Switching-off of Lights for one-hour from 8:30 to 9:30 P.M. as a way to reduce electricity consumption and conserve energy to save Mother Earth.