Sunday, March 27, 2011

26 March 2011 Earth Hour

Last night, we participated in the 4th year Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 in the evening. Of course as a family, that was our small way of saying we agree with the vision of EH when it kicked off in Australia last 2007. For Davao, the power utility Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) actively joined the EH campaign as per report like blowing its siren to kick off the EH at 8:30 pm.

EH is one way of reminding us that we really need to play our part in relation to the global issue on climate change. That is an awareness that is going to be part of our system. In our small way, we really tried to reduce our power consumption by seeing to it that we only use electricity when necessary. Say, we would switch our refrigerator off regularly for hours. That significantly reduced our monthly energy consumption.  

Local tv reports claimed that the EH event last Saturday in Davao alone was able to save around 12.3 MW of power consumption. Nice one.