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DLSU-D joins Earth Hour on March 28

by Environmental Resource Management Center

Posted on March 12, 2015 at 10:52:54 AM

De La Salle University Dasmariñas

On March 28, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas will once again join the global movement to turn off lights for one hour from 8:30-9:30 pm in an effort to draw attention to the impact of climate change in the world.

The University has been actively supporting the endeavor since 2011.

"The activity aims to raise awareness on the immediate need to mitigate the impacts of climate change, make us all realize that our Earth’s resources are finite and changing our “business as usual” attitude is one of the keys for a sustainable future," Marlon Pareja, director of DLSU-D's Environmental Resource Managament Center, said.

Since its inception in 2007, 162 countries all over the world have joined the lights out event where, for the entire hour, the world is able to minimize its power consumption and carbon emission.

In the Philippines, a power consumption drop by about 78.63 megawatts has been reported in Metro Manila while a 102.2 megawatt-reduction in power use has been posted in Luzon, similar to the trends experienced in other countries during Earth Hour, Lower power consumption results to lower carbon emission, which is a major factor in combatting climate change.

Due to the gains of the Earth Hour initiative, cities, towns and countries who participated have started to formulate policies and legislation on sustainability for a more structured approach to saving the planet.

Click here to learn more about Earth Hour and why its important for the Philippines.

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