Earth Hour may be over but not in the Philippines. And should the suggestion of Senator Lito Lapid push through, Filipinos may just observe Earth Hour once every month which doesn’t sound bad.
Earth Hour is actually held only once a year with the hopes of somehow lower the energy usage problem.
“The first time the Philippines participated in said event, it registered a drop in power consumption by about 78.63 megawatts in Metro Manila and up to 102.2 megawatts in Luzon,“ he said.
Non-essential lights are turned off for an hour (8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) every last Saturday of March annually in the country, a sign of support and unity to help resolve the power problem that has evidently become apparent in the Philippines.
Should this push through, the country stands to save more energy in the process and perhaps address areas that are now experiencing energy problems.
Pushing the initiative to at least once a month surely wouldn’t hurt!