Metro Manila (NCS Philippines) – The previous 12 months has been crammed with a number of catastrophic incidents similar to excessive climate occasions, devastating wildfires, and the COVID-19 pandemic, which all proved that stopping nature loss is essential for safeguarding our future.

To set the course for our future, World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines rallies each Filipino to take local weather motion and speak up for nature through the celebration of the annual Earth Hour on March 27 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

”2021 is a vital 12 months for humanity. As the world tries to flip the tide and get better from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuild itself, we want to put nature on the heart of our restoration efforts to future proof our economies and societies,” mentioned Marco Lambertini, WWF International director basic.

Similar to final 12 months, Earth Hour Philippines 2021 can be principally digital with a number of on-line occasions held all through the month of March.

WWF-Philippines’ Ambassadors, along with the National Youth Council, have been sharing their visions for tomorrow whereas encouraging the general public to share on social media their hopes and goals for a sustainable future as a part of the rollout for the #SpeakUpForNature marketing campaign.

Meanwhile, the Earth Hour Sustainability Challenge will see native influencers sharing their very own sustainable life-style selections whereas assembly varied challenges set down by WWF-Philippines. Funds can be raised to assist WWF-Philippines’ conservation efforts whereas encouraging Filipinos to make environmentally-friendly life-style selections. This initiative runs from March 11 to March 30.

Before the switch-off on the night time of March 27, WWF-Philippines will run the EH PHlix 2021 watch get together by its Facebook web page. The reside stream, which can begin at 3:30 p.m., will function a number of exhibits on how Filipinos can apply sustainability and speak up for nature from the protection of their houses. Here is the lineup of exhibits:

– Wildlife Conservation for Kids, hosted by WWF-Philippines Ambassadors Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski and Xia Vigor, along with WWF-Philippines’ Education for Sustainable Development crew

– Feed the Future: Sustainable Dining 101 with WWF-Philippines Ambassadors Pia Wurtzbach and KC Concepcion, the WWF-Philippines Sustainable Consumption and Production crew, Rina Papio of Greenspace, and Cyma, Souv and Green Pastures proprietor Chef Robby Goco

– Tackling the Plastic Problem with WWF-Philippines Ambassador Iza Calzado and KALIPI President Wilma Arevalo, and the WWF-Philippines Plastics Program

The program will finish with the Countdown to Earth Hour 2021, hosted by WWF-Philippines National Ambassadors Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez, which can run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Over the previous decade, Earth Hour has impressed world initiatives for the safety of nature, local weather, and the atmosphere, serving to drive consciousness, motion and coverage change. The motion helped in the creation of a 3.5 million hectares protected marine space in Argentina, a 2,700-hectare Earth Hour forest in Uganda, secured new laws for the safety of seas and forests in Russia, pushed for a ban on single-use plastics and styrofoam merchandise in the Ecuadorian capital, and initiated the planting of 20,000 mangrove seedlings in 13 cities in Indonesia.

Lend your assist to the atmosphere and speak up for nature with the official Earth Hour hashtags #EarthHour2021, #EarthHourPhilippines2021 and #SpeakUpForNature.

Visit www.earthhour.org to discover out extra about occasions occurring this Earth Hour world wide. Follow WWF-Philippines on social media for updates and occasions associated to Earth Hour Philippines 2021.

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