I was super giddy to hear that Philippines topped the rest of the world in terms of participation the the recent Earth Hour 2009. But as Nix said, we should be more concerned of how much power we were able to save. And the results are here. I’m so proud that me and my whole family participated!
Record power savings for RP in Earth Hour 2009
By Katherine Adraneda Updated March 31, 2009 05:04 PM
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines topped last Saturday’s hour-long lights-off drive in terms of power savings.
According to information posted in the website wwf.org.ph, the Philippines saved 611 MWh of power during the Earth Hour 20009, outshining the rest of the world.
The website also disclosed that with over 15 million Filipinos in 650 major cities participating in the event last Mar. 26, the Philippines edged out all other countries, including Australia where the first Earth Hour was conducted in 2007.
Greece placed second with 484 cities and towns participating, followed by Australia with 309.
The website indicated that the power conserved by the Philippines during voluntary event was estimated to be equal to that saved by shutting down a dozen coal-fired power plants for an hour.
Earth Hour 2009’s power savings was deemed “at least 10 times more massive and effective” compared to last year.
Correction: Earth Hour happened last March 28, 2009 and not March 26.
If you participated in this event, wherever you are, Thank You! Let us all continue to work together in saving Mother Earth.