Zambo to join Earth Hour 2018 Print
Monday, 19 March 2018 15:49

The city government through the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR) will spearhead activities observing Earth Hour 2018 on March 24 at 8:30pm at the City Hall grounds.

This, as Mayor Beng Climaco the other day signed Executive Order 356-2018, an act of support and commitment of the City for the Earth Hour’s call to action related to energy efficiency, conservation, and climate change, and outlining activities in support of the same.

The hour-long activity is a worldwide event where cities and towns all over the globe will turn off lights for an hour known as known Earth Hour as a pledge to “go beyond the hour” with the global theme #Connect2Earth  that will raise awareness of the interconnection between biodiversity and climate  change, that is the urgent need to care for our biodiversity.

For the past several years now, Zamboanga City has committed its support and participation to the call for Earth hour Philippines spearheaded by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF).

In support of the call for Earth Hour, Zamboanga City shall “switch off or dim non-essential lights including streetlights, signage lights, and key monuments during the global light out event for one hour on March 24 starting at 8:30pm.

All stakeholders will be invited to actively take part in the Earth Hour activity.

The mayor’s executive order also emphasized that the city government commits to conduct at least one citywide major initiative related to energy efficiency, conservation and climate change. (Sheila Covarrubias)