For this year, the observation of Earth Hour in Puerto Princesa City will highlight its support of the City to Senate Bill No. 1948 through City Ordinance 993 regulating the utilization of single-use plastics and polystyrene foam.
On March 30, SM City Puerto Princesa in partnership with the City Government will take part in the symbolic hour-long lights-off at exactly 8:30 p.m. in order to spark awareness on how to take care and take actions for a healthy planet.
Now on its 11th year with SM, Earth Hours worldwide theme for 2019 is #Connect2Earth, a global campaign to tell people why nature matters. The theme focuses on biodiversity. It seeks to raise awareness of climate change and get the community involved in helping care for the environment and all living species.
Participants may expect creative executions and program in raising awareness about climate change and in getting the community to participate in a collective effort to care for the environment.
SM recognizes the importance of protecting our environment since it is our source of life. Nature matters to every one of us. This is the reason why we support conservation campaigns like Earth Hour. A global event such as Earth Hour is essential to stir widespread awareness and promote solidarity in conserving our natural resources, said Liza Silerio, Director of SM Cares Program on the Environment and Sustainability.
Since its launch in the Philippines in 2009, the Earth Hour celebration has been marked in more than a thousand cities and towns while over 15 million Filipinos have joined the global hour-long lights-off, a gesture to symbolize commitment to the well-being of the planet
Everyone is invited to come together at SM, as the malls embrace this advocacy of taking a step against the accelerating threat of climate change and biodiversity loss.