CBCP encourages faithful to observe Earth Hour

Published March 13, 2021, 9:56 AM

by Christina Hermoso

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is encouraging the faithful to join in the observance of the Earth Hour at 8:30 p.m. on March 27.


CBCP Vice President Kalookan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David said the Earth Hour is an opportune time to show concern for the environment and in the world we live in.

“Please let us cooperate in the observance of the Earth Hour. It is a wonderful initiative started by the World Wildlife Fund that has become the largest confederation of all ecological movements in the world. Participation in the Earth Hour is a sign of one’s concern for the environment” David over Radio Veritas.

The Church leader said caring for the environment must be everyone’s concern because there is only one world we live in. It is a way of safeguarding the future of the next generation, he said.

“There is no Planet B. We only have one so we must take care of it. When we destroy it, we, in effect, are destroying the future of the next generation. We do not want the future generation to blame us for destroying the only home that we have,” David stressed.

The observance of the Earth Hour is set on March 27. Everyone is encouraged to turn off the lights for an hour at 8:30 p.m. as a sign of concern for the environment and as a symbol of support for the advocacy. The World Wildlife Fund started the initiative in 2007 in Sydney, Australia. The country began its observance of the Earth Hour a year later.