SM Olongapo and other SM malls across the country have joined forces to celebrate Earth Hour on March 25, 2017. This event aims to inspire everyone that earth hour is not just about an hour of lights off, its what we can do to our community, to the world and to the planet.
The switching off of lights happened at exactly 8:30pm with the participation of Olongapo City Tourism Head Fifi Legaspi, Barangay Pagasa Chairman Rodolfo Catologan, Boy Scouts of the Philippines Olongapo Chapter, Rotaract Club of Freeport Zone and other guests.
The symbolic centerpiece was inspired by Liter of Light Philippines Organization. The device is a transparent 1.5L plastic bottle, filled with water and lit with multicolored LED lights and fitted into a hole of the platform.
SM Olongapo Asst. Mall Manager Ana Azucena said in her speech, “Our malls are not only equipped with resource saving measures but also serve as venue for environment information and education awareness campaigns. We operate our malls in environmentally responsible ways that engage both our customers and stakeholders.”
Experts said that the one hour switching off of lights significantly contribute to the total reduction in consumable energy, can lessen the carbon emission from power plants and thus, impact to the overall goal of Earth Hour for this year.
Earth Hour, a project of Worldwide Fund for Nature in cooperation with the Department of Energy is a lights out movement that seeks to raise awareness about climate change and its impact on the planet. (PR-SMOL)