EARTH HOUR LIVE STREAMS TODAY
‘Heal the Earth... and its People’
For the first time since it was started in Sydney, Australia in 2008, Earth Hour will be observed minus huge crowds across continents that attended the day's activities leading up to the main event – the switching off of lights for an hour starting 8:30 p.m.
Earth Hour, initiated by World Wide Fund and is being observed today, engages individuals, businesses, industries and communities to switch non-essential electrical lights off for an hour. It hopes to further create global awareness of sustainability.
In the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, WWF-Australia, prime mover of the celebration, said it is observing Earth Hour “little differently”.
WWF is relying on the social media through live streaming to continue marking the global event, particularly in response to the call for physical distancing amid the coronavirus crisis.
“Join us to #SwitchOff and celebrate the most important Earth Hour from the comfort of your home,” it said, adding: We’ll be live streaming music acts and heaps more for you to watch in the dark right on our page – we go live, right to you, from 8:30 p.m. AEDT.
#EarthHourLive will be kicking off and hosted by award winning journalist, TV presenter and broadcaster extraordinaire Patrick Abboud.
He’ll be joined by a talented lineup of Aussie artists, comedians and special guests including Jack River, Polish Club, Bobby Alu, Ella Arber, Dulcie and Alice Skye, among others, WWF continued.
In Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, both active Earth Hour participants through the years, today’s observance also goes digital.
The Earth Hour Negros Occidental - Philippines Gore Group, through its convenor, Ratty Valvo, issued the following statement for today’s observance:
“In behalf of EARTH HOUR - NEGROS OCCIDENTAL PHILIPPINES Core Group let us join together and celebrate our 12th year of active participation in this worldwide event.
“While the country observes ‘social distancing’ and other measures to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease, WWF-Philippines is urging Filipinos to still “help our planet recover from the inside of your homes, and be mindful of the impact you have, not just on the environment, but also on your fellow living beings.”
Visit www.earthhour.org to find out what is happening for Earth Hour in locations around the world. Be a part of shaping history by raising your Voice for the Planet, and take part in WWF-Philippines’ #ChangeTheEnding campaign. Learn more about how our projects are helping change the ending at wwf.org.ph.
“For those taking part in this year's Earth Hour 2020 activities, WWF-Philippines is requesting for content to be shared using the #EarthHourPH2020, #Connect2Earth, and #ChangeTheEnding hashtags.”
‘Heal the Earth’
Negrenses and other Filipinos turned to candles for their source of light when they turned power off for 60 minutes.
Today, the candle serves a more urgent and significant purpose – as a symbol of prayer not just for the protection of the planet, local Earth Hour followers say, “but more so, for the healing of Earth and its people.”*
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