The Las Pinas City government came out with an appeal to all the city residents to be part in turning off lights and minimize use of electricity for one hour on Saturday in support of the global movement for Earth Hour.
Mayor Vergel Aguilar encouraged every household to turn off non-essential lights and electricity use even for one hour on Saturday, as well as continue the practice of energy-saving.
Aguilar reminded the residents of an earlier call for every family to come up with their own ways to protect the environment and mitigate climate change.
He pointed out that this way will not only help save the environment but would also mean savings on their electricity bill.
“Earth Hour is more than just switching off the lights and cutting on other electricity consumption. We must create and adopt doable approaches to a sustainable future for our children’s children and our planet,” Aguilar said.
Aside from the household, the mayor also called on the business and commercial sector for full cooperation in the observance of Earth Hour taking into account the protection and benefit of their clients, considering that it falls under mall hours.
Aguilar also mobilized all barangay officials in the city’s 20 barangays to ensure protection of the residents in their respective communities during the observance of Earth Hour.
He said that the police and all security personnel were advised to put in place necessary measures to guarantee the full security of the public and maintain peace and order in the city.
The mayor explained that Las Piñas is a staunch advocate of the global movement like Earth Hour and the promotion of clean and renewable energy for a sustainable future.
Aguilar said that one of the major acts to save the environment and combat climate change is the implementation of the city’s ordinance prohibiting the use of plastic and Styrofoam materials in the households and all wet markets, groceries and retail stores.