[Press Release] Organic Shop Turns On the Lights for Earth Hour -Dakila

Organic Shop Turns On the Lights for Earth Hour

dakilaIn celebration of this year’s Earth Hour, Got Heart Foundation, together with SolarSolutions and DAKILA – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism will switch on the lights of the Got Heart Shop in the evening of March 23, 2013, Saturday, in White Plains, Quezon City.

For the past six years, celebrating the earth hour means switching off the lights from 8:30 to 9:30 pm all over the world. This event is joined by households, business establishments, and some local government units. It aims to raise awareness and engage the public to act on the need to address climate change.

In contrary to this practice, an organic shop in Quezon City will turn on their lights in this year’s Earth Hour. While the whole world turns dark, the shop will switch on all their lights with the use of solar power. With the theme “Go Beyond Earth Hour. Go Solar.” , Got Heart Foundation, SolarSolutions, and DAKILA aim to campaign another way of addressing climate change. Instead of switching off the lights for one hour to help the earth, the event will highlight the benefits of using renewable energy to lessen the carbon emissions that contribute to heating the planet, thus, helping the earth in the longer run, beyond the celebrated earth hour.

The Philippines is one of the countries that receive a great amount of sunlight. This is one major source of renewable energy that the country could take advantage of. Using solar power is beneficial for the planet and economical for the electrical energy consumers. This is why Got Heart Shop decided to switch to using renewable energy source.

According to the shop owner, Mel Yeung, “We decided to go solar because we want to share the light of hope through sustainable social enterprises and green technology.” Today, the shop is entirely run by solar power.

DAKILA will organize the event on Saturday, March 23, 2013 in White Plains, Quezon City. The program will run from 8:00 to 9:30 pm. Some climate action advocates will gather in support of the call to address climate change. A renewable energy source will be used in the entire program with the help of SolarSolutions Inc.

For more info, contact Dakila at 4354309, 09238285454 or email mabuhay@dakila.org.ph

Press Release
21 March 2013
Dakila

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