#In200Words: Earth Hour 2014


This Saturday, March 29, at 8:30 p.m. marked the biggest switch off event rendered by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF): Earth Hour. The objective of Earth Hour, conceived in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, is to expand the awareness of climate change and environmental issues by turning off (as an enabling step) the lights for an hour. In the Philippines, one of the nations prone to climate change despite of low electricity and non-renewable energy consumption per capita, Earth Hour is observed religiously since 2008 and is the top participant of the said event for a few years.

However, political pundits, especially from social media criticized the participation as a “gullible” act. They believed that turning off electricity is a sign of regression of economy and nation building.

On the other hand, for God-fearing persons who cared for the environment, Earth Hour falls mostly during the season of Lent, a season of penitence, fasting and reflection. Most religious leaders endorsed and approved Earth Hour to reflect and to repent sins against the creation of God.

Will you be either part of the solution or part of the problem in the changing environment?

The choice is all on your shoulders!

[Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF)]


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