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Pinoys attempt to top Earth Hour 2013 again

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It's time for another hour of support to Earth!

In the Philippines, Earth Hour 2013 -- the hour-long  switch-off -- is slated on March 23 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30.

Earth Hour is a worldwide event organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to encourage households and businesses to turn off their nonessential lights from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change.

According to, since 2009, or two years after Earth Hour was launched, the Philippines has consistently topped the event in terms of the number of participating cities and towns, earning the title, “Earth Hour Hero Country.”

Last year, a record-breaking 1,671 cities and towns in the Philippines joined the 60-minute switch-off, according to WWF-Philippines. On Saturday night, organizers are gunning for the country’s fifth consecutive first-place finish.

In another article from CJ delos Santos of Kristn, Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski was recently introduced as an Earth Hour Philippines Ambassador, joining Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez in the annual Earth Hour crusade.

Mikee Cojuangco has pledged to contribute 500 seedlings to WWF-Philippines' agroforestry programme at the Abuan Watershed in Isabela if 500 people agree to quit smoking for five days.

Marc Nelson has pledged to kiteboard from Boracay Island to the main island of Panay while wearing panda headgear if 1,000 people commit to use reusable water tumblers instead of disposable plastic bottles.

Meanwhile, Rovilson Fernandez has pledged to conduct a free CrossFit class if 1,000 people pledge to use reusable bags instead of plastics.

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