Earth Hour is a unique opportunity for you to become more sustainable and do something positive for the environment. It’s been the source of inspiration for millions of people taking steps towards a cleaner, safer future. It’s not just about saving energy for one hour, it’s about going Beyond the Hour with lasting, behavior-changing actions for a sustainable planet.

More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. It also ushered in a new era with members going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action for the planet. Without a doubt, it’s shown how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.

For the past 3 years, my family and I have practiced turning off our lights for mother earth. And in the tradition of switching our lights off for Earth Hour.. here's a couple of posters that I made for Starfishmusic Manila's facebook community page.

Please click to zoom and share if you support the same cause.


And as the Lorax said.. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not!”

UPDATE: The Philippines Breaks Own Earth Hour Record. Again! :D And not only that, we have been declared a “Hero Country,” for being number one globally in terms of Earth Hour participation, since 2009! Read more on ABSCBN news

But the best thing about this is, the organizers estimated that at least 362 MWh were saved by Filipinos during the hour-long event. Now, given that the average annual power consumption of a family is estimated to be 24,000 kilowatt-hour (source), if my calculations are correct, the energy saved can actually provide enough energy for a household for the next 15 years! So just imagine doing this every month by more people!! Hopefully this fact can actually bring sense to those who ignore the great effect of saving energy.