Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Earth Hour engages a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues. It was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement. The event is held worldwide and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. (source: wiki)
The Philippines is one of the many countries that actively participates Earth Hour. Our city ~ Davao is also joining this event. This is my third year to join the Earth hour celebration in SM City Davao. Every year, SM makes it a point to have a celebration for mother Earth. I also think that not only big companies, malls should participate but all of us. Turning off our lights maybe a small thing but if all of us around the world would do this together, this would definitely help Mother Earth. We have only one planet to live and while our planet is still doing well, let’s do our part to take care of it. Let’s us not wait for our planet to suffer a severe illness before we act. Prevention is still better than cure.
These are some of the pictures I took while celebration Earth Hour 2014.
Picture taking before the program started. 🙂
A group of Children (Matthew 19:14) serenaded us before the Main event ~ the turning off of lights.
There were also some dancers who entertained us with their superb dancing skills. 😉
While the program is on going, this little kid was playing Flappy Pipes. 😉
Members of Boy Scouts of the Philippines lighted the candles a few minutes before 8:30PM.
When the lights were turned off, the people were amazed by the performers.
The Fire-Breathing man. 😉
It was already drizzling before the program started but the rain starting pouring when the clock hit 8:30PM.
Despite the rain, people continued watching the performers. The performers were also professional enough to keep the program going. 😀
Some people were looking for shelter while others tried to stay a little longer near the stage.
When the rain stopped, these children tried to light the candles again. This is my favorite photo. 😀
This man was also trying to light the candles again.
The people behind the success of Earth Hour 2014 in SM City Davao.
See you next year for the Earth hour 2015.
Do your part! Help save MOTHER EARTH!