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PIA Press Release
2010/03/25

ComVal joins RP, the world on Earth Hour

Davao City (25 March) -- On March 27 at 8:30 PM, the Province of Compostela Valley will join provinces cities and towns across the Philippines and the world in turning off their lights for one hour ? Earth Hour ? to send a powerful global message that it is time to take action on global warming.

Compostela Valley's observance of Earth Hour aims to call upon and encourage local government units, businesses, communities and individuals to commit to the challenge of solving the climate change crisis. The province first joined the world-wide event in 2008.

The provincial government, headed by Governor Arturo T. Uy, will begin the countdown to Earth Hour starting Tuesday with a massive media information drive about climate change.

Earth Hour 2010 in ComVal aims to send the message that its people and communities are committed to actions that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions for the benefit of the planet.

Individuals or organization may play an active and significant role in Earth Hour 2010 through the following ways:

  • Switching off signages and / or the majority of the lights at all your facilities during Earth Hour Mobilizing networks, and communities to participate during Earth Hour either by switching off their lights in their homes on March 27, 2010 from 7:00 ? 10:00 P.M.

  • Organizing an Earth Hour event in the community or locality to widen the reach of the campaign Encouraging networks and communities to switch from incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs); and

  • Using various communication channels to promote Earth Hour, including official websites, community newsletters, blogs, and the broadcast and print media.

    The provincial government believes that by participating in this simple act, for just one hour, a strong message is delivered about the urgent need to address climate change, and shows that it is possible for everyone to make a difference. (PGO-TSS/PGO-IDS) [top]

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