Romblomanons on Saturday night joined the rest of the world in observing “Earth Hour” to put the spotlight on protecting the environment.
Some households, business establishments, and public places switch off their lights for an hour to participate in the event.
Different police stations including the Provincial Office of the Philippine National Police in Romblon joined the event.
On a Facebook post, the Romblon PPO said that they turned off ‘non-essential lights and other electrical equipment and unite to do our share for #motherearth’.
This year’s observance aims to intensify global action that will help nature recover faster than it is declining.
In a statement by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) said that such observance is an opportunity that people worldwide must grab to speak up for nature and demand world leaders’ action on such decline.
WWF said that nature is a vital life on Earth but the rate of this resource’s loss in the last 50 years is already unprecedented in human history as global trade, consumption and human population growth as well as continuing urbanization are fueling such decline.
“We are losing nature faster than it can restore itself and without urgent action, significant harm to people and planet is inevitable: inadequate food and water for our growing global population, significant harm to our economies, and the mass extinction of an estimated one million species,” WWF said.