Beyond the hour: Home and office Energy-saving tips

03/24/2018

HOME 1. Use a fluorescent lamp or Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL). These are energy efficient light bulbs that can last about 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs and use 75% less energy. 2. When buying a new…

Switch off for Earth Hour: Are you up for the challenge?

Joanne Benedicto 03/24/2018

It is almost time for ‘Earth Hour,’ an annual global movement launched in 2007 wherein people switch off their lights and other electrical appliances and gadgets for an hour in support of the fight against climate change.…

Ayala Center Cebu shines light on climate change

PR 04/07/2017

EARTH HOUR STARTING off as a lights-off activity in Sydney, Australia in 2007 to give awareness on climate change issues, Earth Hour has since been practiced by over 7,000 cities across 172 countries. The movement is held…

Earth Hour draws more support from Cebuanos

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/25/2017

CEBU CITY—More Cebuanos have switched their lights off during this year’s annual Earth Hour celebration. The Visayan Electric Company (Veco), the second largest electric utility in the country, recorded an increase in the power demand drop from…

Palma calls on stakeholders to help protect the environment

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/25/2017

AS Metro Cebu residents switched off their lights to join the global observance of Earth Hour yesterday, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma called on the public to do their share to protect and preserve the environment. Speaking to…

‘Lower emissions past one Earth Hour’

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/25/2017

Reducing carbon emissions should not just be limited to one Earth hour but every hour to help mitigate climate change. Environmental and militant groups pitched this call in yesterday’s annual observance of Earth Hour in Cebu City…

SM Malls to switch off lights for Earth Hour

PR 03/22/2017

This coming March 25, from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM, all SM Malls will once again celebrate Earth Hour together with the communities and their local government unit partners, to take a stand against the indiscriminate threat…

Earth Hour marked; gov’t exec hopes to save more than 34MW this year

Vanessa Claire Lucero 03/19/2016

THE regional director of the Department of Energy (DOE) hopes to exceed the 34 megawatts (MW) of energy saved in last year’s Earth Hour celebration in Central Visayas. “Last year, we saved as much as 34 MW…

SM Seaside to host Earth Hour

03/19/2016

Recognized as the world’s largest voluntary action for the environment, SM Supermalls will participate in the Earth Hour tonight at 8:30. In Cebu, SM Seaside City will take the lead together with the Cebu City government. The…

Mayor Rama suspends bike runs, cites safety

Nestle Semilla 03/31/2015

Cebu City  Mayor Mike Rama said he would  no longer allow bike runs in the city after seeing thousands swarm the street during Earth Hour on Saturday night. He said they looked “like ants”. “They were everywhere…

More than five months after bike lane ordinance, mayor still has to convene board

Jose Santino S. Bunachita, Norman V. Mendoza 03/30/2015

 TINDAK SUGBO GAINS GROUND The Cebuanos’ observance of the Earth Hour exceeded the one-hour switch off and spilled into the streets, as more climate-conscious people use bicycles as a  mode of transportation. Aside from surpassing almost tenfold…

Fire dancers, music as mall turns off lights

03/29/2015

Veco: Demand down by 18.32 MW during Earth Hour   The moon and stars could be seen more clearly outside SM City last night as the mall switched off all external lights in observance of Earth Hour…

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