As we approach Earth Hour this Saturday, we are reminded of the urgent need to take action to protect our planet. Every year, on the last Saturday of March, millions of people around the world come together to turn off their lights for one hour beginning at 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. as a symbolic gesture of their commitment to the environment.
At the University of the Visayas, we recognize the importance of this global movement and the impact it can have on our planet. Earth Hour is not just about turning off our lights for an hour; it is about raising awareness, inspiring action, and making a collective effort to create a more sustainable future.
This year, we encourage all our students, faculty, staff, and community members to join us in celebrating Earth Hour. Let us come together as a community to turn off our lights for one hour and shine a light on the importance of taking action to protect our planet.
But Earth Hour is not just about one hour; it is about we do every day to reduce our impact on the environment. We must all take responsibility for our actions and make changes in our daily lives to reduce our carbon footprint. Whether it is turning off lights when we leave a room, using reusable bags instead of plastic, or taking public transportation instead of driving, every action counts.
So let us use Earth Hour as starting point to make positive changes in our lives and work towards a more sustainable future. Together, we can make difference and create a better world for future generations. Let us take action, inspire change, and protect our planet.
Be one of us!
By: DMCañeda, CPAD