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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Earth Hour+ 2011

On my way home this evening, I passed by the World Wildlife Foundation booth in Trinoma Mall.  a young woman approached me and asked if it's all right with me if she speak about Earth Hour.

I was surprised at first and then realized that it's already the month of March.  Earth Hour asks the whole world to switch off their lights for 60 minutes to support Mother Earth every last Saturday of March.  This year it will be on March 26.

I told the girl that I've been joining Earth Hour for two years now and I will do it again this year.  But then, there's something new with the event this year.

Earlier this month, Earth Hour Executive Director Andy Ridley announced a new dynamic online platform to mark the global launch of "Earth Hour, Beyond the Hour."

This year, Earth Hour asks people to commit to an action, big or small, that they will sustain for the future of the planet.  We can share our initiatives and plan of action on the platform at www.beyondthehour.org .

At the end of our chat, the girl asked me what I would commit for Mother Earth.  I told her that I've been doing little things already like composting  instead of throwing biodegradable materials.  I also bring my own bag when I go to the grocery.

I hope you join us on Saturday, March 26, 2011 when we once again switch off our lights for Mother Earth.

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