Releasing sites identified by the DCCCII are Magsaysay Park, Times Beach and Toril in Davao City; Sta. Cruz, Digos City, Malalag and Malita in Davao del Sur; Mati City, Lupon in Davao Oriental; Pantukan in Compostela Valley; and Tagum City, Panabo City, and IsLand Garden City of Samal in Davao del Norte. "No matter where you are, we can all make a statement by sending off these wishing lanterns. Wherever you plan to be, when the Earth Hour strikes, we can all simultaneously release the lanterns, with our wishes for a proactive business community, in light of present climate change realities," Puentespina said.
Participants may purchase the lanterns from the DCCCII before the Earth Hour Event which will have its main ceremony at Abreeza Mall Davao. It is also during this ceremony that households and even big establishments will be turning off non-essential lights for an hour. Also in time for the Earth Hour 2012 ceremony, the Department of Energy in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-Philippines and in coordination with the Philippine Information Agency will be conducting a seminar on energy efficiency and conservation targeting a multi-sectoral participation from the local government, students, businesses, NGOs, and various consumers.
Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative spearheaded by WWF and Leo Burnett. It began in one city in 2007 and by 2011 reached over 1.8 billion people in 135 countries across every continent, receiving acclaim as the world's largest campaign for the planet. Earth Hour Philippines debuted in 2008 and has since grown into one of the largest annual events in the country, with over 18 million participants in 2011.
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