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Earth Hour participants: Less in Luzon, more in Visayas and Mindanao

Earth Hour participants: Less in Luzon, more in Visayas and Mindanaoā€¯

The movement has already started around the world. "The Sandton City Dome (Protea Court) will be illuminated in green leading up to Earth Hour in a bid to raise awareness of the initiative", says Elaine Jack, CID manager for Sandton Central Management District.

Earth Hour is world's biggest grassroots movement, an idea of encouraging people to turn off their unnecessary lights for an hour.

In this combo picture, a view of Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers is seen before (above) and during lights out (below) for Earth Hour in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Sid Das, Earth Hour's Executive Director, said that: "Once again, the people have spoken through Earth Hour".

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Haven-O'Donnell has been diligently working to get more community members involved and hopes to turn off the street lights for 2018's Earth Hour.

Meantime, Sen. Sonny Angara yesterday urged young Filipinos to be "environment warriors" beyond Earth Hour. However, its symbolic meaning is aimed to be much greater, especially in a time where catastrophes derived from climate change are more and more evident, even if the existence of climate change is being denied by some politicians.

Supporting the core theme of the annual "Earth Hour Day", Radisson Blu Paschim Vihar is all set to ring in the day by participating and turning off the lights for an hour to save energy between 8:30 and 9:30pm.

As a firm proponent of defying limits and pushing boundaries, Summit Natural Drinking Water joins the hour-long global switch-off for Earth Hour 2017 on Saturday.

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Using less energy, recycling more, choosing less packaging, planting more native sustainable plants, using more eco friendly energy sources, conserving water, choosing cleaner fuels, less auto journeys, separating waste and many other simple things we can incorporate into our daily lives all help reduce greenhouse gases.

By taking part you'll send a strong message that you want action on climate change to protect the planet. Many experts are convinced that we have already passed a tipping point, and climate change is now inevitable.

Last year, Dubai witnessed a 222MWh reduction in the consumption of electricity, and a reduction of 96 tonnes in carbon dioxide emissions during Earth Hour.

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