Allowing Earth to breathe for 60 minutes

March 27, 2023

Metro Manila residents who care for the world we live in gather in the evening of March 25 at the Quezon Memorial Circle for the symbolic 60-minute switching off of lights as their contribution to save Mother Earth from man-made degradation.

The Philippines is among the countries most vulnerable to climate change, and extreme weather effects such as stronger storms, intensified droughts and extreme rainfall causing flooding.

Earth Hour has become a yearly global activity as a reminder to people to take care of nature as we experience the adverse effects of climate change and biodiversity loss.

Earth Hour 2023, the first in-person celebration in two years due to the pandemic, was led by Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte along with the World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines and other environmental groups. Photos by Bullit Marquez for VERA Files

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