World Water Day, Earth Day on March 24

BAGUIO CITY – Songs and dances, band and cultural performances shall fill the hour-long lights out; earth hour celebration on March 24 at the city hall grounds.

This happens after a parade from upper Session road at 7:00 PM, and earth hour messages from Congressman Marquez Go, Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Vice-Mayor Edison Bilog. Councilor Elaine Sembrano as Health, Sanitation Ecology and Environmental Protection committee and other government officials are also expected to deliver environmental-themed messages during the short program .

A pledge of support shall be led by a personnel of the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) and the ceremonial switching off lights after a community countdown at 8:30 PM by officials, employees and constituents present.

An hour of songs and cultural dances are then rendered by the city hall choir and dance troupe, with the Baguio City High School band.

The theme for this year’s World Water Fund (WWF) Earth Hour is “#Connect 2Earth.”

The annual light switch off, being done for 10 years now, is conducted to save an hour’s worth of power in the homes, streets, signages and key monuments. Last year, an administrative order was issued for the purpose, wherein the program is focused on other energy-saving, climate-friendly and environmental-conserving measures.

World Water Day is celebrated at the same time, since 1993, which revolves around the preservation and conservation of water, with the opportunity to learn more about water-related issues. The celebration is done after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, set by the UN general assembly.

Other energy-saving, climate-friendly and environmental-conserving measures are also focused on.

Julie G. Fianza

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