DILG URGES LGUs TO SUPPORT EARTH HOUR, SWITCH OFF LIGHTS FOR 1 HOUR ON MARCH 24
All Local Government Units and the public are urged to participate in the Earth Hour on March 24 by switching off lights for at least an hour.
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday said this may be an action from LGUs and the public against climate change.
DILG Officer-In-Charge Secretary Eduardo Año said this simple act when done collectively will reduce carbon emissions and somehow help mitigate climate change.
In memorandum Circular No. 2018-22, Año urges all local chief executives to switch off their lights during Earth hour, including streetlights, signages, and key monuments in public places during the global lights-out event.
He likewise encouraged local execs to go beyond the hour by publicly promoting renewed ways and programs of initiating change, including environmental projects that officials and individuals may undertake throughout the year.
Meantime, the agency announced the highlight of the Earth Hour activities in the country will be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex from 8:30-9:30 in the evening.