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No lights = saving of 700 MW

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CANDLELIT CELL.  Female inmates at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology cell in Baguio City light several candles in pans filled with rose petals during Earth Hour. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

More than 700 megawatts (MW) were estimated to have been saved when residents and businesses in nearly 1,600 cities and towns around the country switched off their lights for an hour on the night of March 29.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lights out for iconic landmarks on Earth Hour

In this combination photo composed of two photographs, the Parthenon temple atop the Acropolis hill is seen before and after turning the lights were switched off to mark the annual Earth Hour in Athens, on Saturday March 29, 2014. Earth Hour is marked around the world, with millions expected turn out the lights to raise awareness about climate change. AP

Iconic landmarks around the world were plunged into darkness Saturday as lights went out in thousands of places as part of a global fundraising drive for local environmental projects.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Earth Hour: Turn off lights at 8:30 Saturday night

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Turn off your lights. Light a candle in your window and say a prayer. Several Catholic bishops on Friday urged the faithful to join the celebration of Earth Hour on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. by doing these simple gestures to allow Mother Nature to have a much needed hour-long break.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Makati City expects huge crowd for Earth Hour 2014 on March 29

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Around 1,000 people are expected to gather in Makati to mark Earth Hour 2014 on March 29 with a celebration to be spearheaded by the city government.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Earth Hour: Switch off for bancas for fishers

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More than just switching off lights, Earth Hour will go beyond its 60-minute environmental conservation campaign and raise funds to help fisherfolk who lost their livelihood to Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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ABOITIZ Equity Ventures (AEV) president and chief executive officer Erramon Aboitiz led some 250 Aboitiz Group team members during the Earth Hour celebration in Cebu City.

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Earth Hour in Cebu saves 17.15 MW

Parts of Metro Cebu were dark after establishments and households switched off their lights to join the Earth Hour celebration last night.

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Few households, establishments joined Earth Hour ‘switch-off’ in 2013

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Carreta, Cebu City

A significant drop in power consumption was reported in the Cebu province on Saturday night when thousands switched off their lights and other electrical devices to mark Earth Hour.

Posted: March 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

World landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

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The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin — along with a slew of other landmarks around the world — went dark Saturday to draw attention to climate change.

Posted: March 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Millions to switch off for ‘Earth Hour’

SWITCH OFF  Celebrity advocates (from left) Rovilson Fernandez, Marc Nelson and Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski grace the launch of the Earth Day 2013 campaign with World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines chair Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan and the WWF mascot. PHER MENDOZA/CONTRIBUTOR

One minute brightly lit, the next plunged into darkness — iconic landmarks around the world will cut their lights Saturday for the “Earth Hour” campaign against climate change.

Posted: March 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Filipinos to shine anew in darkness of Earth Hour

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On the eve of the celebration of Earth Hour on Saturday night, Environment Secretary Ramon Paje said it was time again for Filipinos to “shine” and showcase their environmental awareness by switching off their lights for 60 minutes.

Posted: March 23rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PH seeks ‘5-peat’ as top Earth Hour participant

SWITCH OFF  Celebrity advocates (from left) Rovilson Fernandez, Marc Nelson and Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski grace the launch of the Earth Day 2013 campaign with World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines chair Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan and the WWF mascot. PHER MENDOZA/CONTRIBUTOR

LBC Foundation will donate 500 trash cans for public use if 500 people will return used pouches to LBC branches. Big Chill said it will upsize your drink for free if you bring your own reusable tumbler. Starbucks, meanwhile, will give a P20 discount if a customer will bring his or her own tumbler during Earth Hour.

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Earth Hour says campaign spreads to 50 countries

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A campaign by global environmental movement Earth Hour to get promises of action from individuals and organizations has spread to at least 50 countries, its chief executive said Wednesday.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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