Australian Embassy
The Philippines

MR260308- Earth Hour: Australian Embassy Manila joins the big switch off



Created by the World Wildlife Fund to take a stand against the global threat of climate change, Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action against global warming.

First launched in Australia on 31 March 2007, for one hour over 2.2 million Sydney residents and over 2,100 businesses switched off, leading to a 10.2% energy reduction across the city. What began as one city taking a stand against global warming has now gained worldwide momentum.

In 2008, 24 global cities, including here in Manila, will participate in Earth Hour at 8pm on Saturday 29 March. Earth Hour is the highlight of a major campaign to encourage businesses, communities and individuals to take the simple steps needed to cut their emissions on an ongoing basis.

The Australian Embassy Manila is inviting you to join them in supporting Earth Hour by turning off your lights between 8pm and 9pm on 29 March and by making simple long term changes that will collectively make a difference for our planet. From businesses turning off their lights when their offices are empty, to households fully turning off appliances when not in use, it’s the small changes that make a big difference.

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