Negros Occidental and Bacolod City joined the world in marking Earth Hour by turning off lights at key government buildings from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 27, as a show of support for the worldwide fight against climate change.
As the lights at the provincial Capitol and park in Bacolod City went out, participants lit candles forming the number 60 that represents the minutes of Earth Hour.
They also shouted “Happy Earth Hour, Abase Negrense.”
Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia also ordered the switching off of lights at city government facilities, including the Bacolod City Government Center and public plaza.
All Bacolod City government employees were also asked to join Earth Hour in their homes by switching off lights as their own contribution to saving energy and fighting climate change
The city governments of Kabankalan, Talisay, Bago, Cadiz, and San Carlos also showed their support for Earth Hour.
Organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature, Earth Hour aims to unite people across the globe to take action on environmental issues and protect the planet.*