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Philippines Observes Earth Hour with 170 Countries

The Quezon City Memorial Circle's Pylon prepares to plunge into darkness at 8:29 PM on 28 March. From 7000 to 10,000 supporters participated in the country's largest Earth Hour switch-off celebration. (Gregg Yan / Earth Hour)   Proving that no individual action on climate change is too small and that no collective vision is too big, WWF's Earth Hour kicked-off at 8:30PM last night with celebrations in over 7000 hubs across 170 countries. The Quezon City Memorial Circle hosted the Philippines’ main event. Clad in glow-in-the-dark costumes, thousands danced and celebrated climate change solutions in one of the country’s largest Zumba® gatherings. The ninth edition of Earth Hour crossed 24 time zones to unify the world around a single challenge – climate change. Even before the hour, Earth Hour organizers were working with citizens, policymakers and businesses to drive progress on issues like access to renewable energy, strengthening climate education…

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