DAGUPAN CITY - Pangasinan participated in the annual global observance of Earth Hour on Saturday night in support to sustained efforts against climate change.
To show their concern for the planet, the Philippine National Police joined the event by switching off lights for one hour starting at 8:30 p.m. in all its units and offices across the province.
For an hour of darkness, police personnel used candles while inside their precincts to save on power and promote the conservation of resources.
A mall chain in Rosales town also engaged in this worldwide celebration not just by turning off their lights but also with the use of a big hologram depicting community campaign to protect the planet.
The holograms showcased a three-dimensional image of the Mother Earth and its creatures, which people, particularly the children, enjoyed viewing.
Roselle Gale, public relations officer of the SM City Rosales, said the activity seeks to spark awareness and inspire society to direct its efforts towards combatting global
The provincial employees were also urged to turn off their lights in their respective homes.
Social media users likewise took part in the lights off campaign by adding a custom-made Earth Hour filter to their profile pictures on Facebook and Twitter to show they believe this is the time to fight climate change.
According to Wikipedia, Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
It said the event is held worldwide annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. towards the end of March, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. (PIA-1, Pangasinan)