My Family Observed Earth Hour for the Fourth Time
We started observing Earth Hour last 2009. It was the year I was introduced to this idea of saving at least an hour of electricity consumption to save Mother Earth. We observed it at our boarding house with my husband and our two kids. After that year, we made it into an annual family event in hopes that our children will grow up with the awareness to save what is left of our beautiful planet.
Earth Hour 2010 – SM City Bacolod
Earth Hour 2011 – SM City Bacolod
On 2010 and 2011, we went to SM City Bacolod to observe Earth Hour. We love spent our time there because the children can see that even big businesses like SM City Supermalls do care in saving the planet too. Aside from that, I also enjoy the program they have. They have songs related to saving our planet and also tips and suggestions on how to save beyond the hour and live a green life.
Just a while ago, we went to SM City Cagayan de Oro to observe Earth Hour 2012. Still, we went as a family. We were quite shock as we are expecting another educational program with entertainment on the side but unfortunately it was more “entertaining” rather than “educational.” Despite the program flow, I am grateful to see that SM City Cagayan de Oro really did their best to pursue the cause. My children were again amazed how a big business turned off most of their lights in observance of the Earth Hour.
Earth Hour 2012 – SM City Cagayan de Oro
Anyway, one of the most amazing facts that I learned is that the Philippines is an official Earth Hour ‘Hero Country’ with a record-breaking 1661 cities and municipalities who switched off their lights last 2011. Making the Philippines a three-time Earth Hour champion since 2009! All I can say is kudos to the Philippine Government, Non-Government Offices, Private Sectors and the entire Filipino citizens who made effort to make this possible!
As for my family, Earth Hour is not just for one hour but a lifetime commitment to save Mother Earth. We will try to live our everyday lives knowing and believing that no matter how small, we can make a difference to make this world a better place.
How about you guys, when did you start observing Earth Hour? How did you observe Earth Hour?