Monday, March 30, 2009

Philippines Voted for Earth

The Philippines voted for Earth as a nation last March 28, 2009 by successfully having at least 650 communities to participate in the global election for Mother Earth called Earth Hour.

According to a WWF officer, this fact placed the Philippines in the number one position in terms of number of town and city participants worldwide from 88 countries. This is followed by Greece's 484, and Australia's 309; one of the movement's proponents two years ago.

The viral (online) campaign was made prevalent through blogs and social networking posts worldwide. Some private institutions which participated locally include the San Sebastian Church, Merlaco Electric Company, Edsa Shangri-La Hotel, Pan Pacific Hotel, Forbes Park in Makati, and malls like Ayala and SM. The government's effort through it's different government agency led by the Department of Energy (DoE) could also significantly noticed in this year's campaign.

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