WWF is looking for volunteers for Earth Hour 2011

Just sharing a message from our friends over at World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines is inviting any able body who would like to help in making this years Earth Hour 2011 a success to come and volunteer.

WWF-Philippines has been helping communities in the Philippines adapt to climate change, secure food and water sources, conserve local ecosystems and species, minimize ecological impacts and development and promote renewable sources of clean energy.

Among WWF’s most successful global campaigns is Earth Hour, which since its inception four years ago has captured the world’s imagination by becoming a global phenomenon. As a global campaign, Earth Hour is a worldwide initiative showing how individuals, communities, businesses and governments can address the threat of global warming if we resolve to work on it together. Earth Hour 2010 inspired more than a billion people worldwide and over 15 million Filipinos to switch off their lights for the planet.

On 26 March 2011, the Philippines will once again join the global community in launching Earth Hour 2011, with cities and towns all over the world switching off their lights for one hour at 8:30 P.M. sending an even stronger message to take action on
global warming. However the key difference for this year is that we also hope to inspire the public to go beyond this hour and make long-term commitments to do more for our planet.

Everyone can help in their own little way, whether it be to simple things like unplugging your cellphone charger from the wall socket when not in use, or using a tabo instead of the shower. Or if you would like to do something more, we are inviting you to come and volunteer for the Earth Hour 2011 Team.

Any time and effort you could donate would be greatly appreciated! For those interested, please email us at [email protected] so that we could coordinate with you!

You can also help by donating. Any amount would be appreciated;

For Globe and Smart subscribers, support Earth Hour by:

Texting EHOUR to 5333 – to donate Php15 for Smart and Php20 for Globe and receive an MMS picture
Texting EHOUR ON to 5333 – to subscribe to the SMS info service and eco-friendly tips. Php 2.50/text.

Once again, we hope you will help us in sending a message as a global community through this information and education campaign against climate change. Thank you!

Karen Ang

A plebeian who is trying to make small changes in this world.