ANGELES CITY- The World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature-Philippines thanked the President of the City League of the Philippines, Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan for his participation in the celebration of the Earth Hour 2017 with the theme “Shine a light on Climate Change” held March 25.
The city of Angeles has been an avid supporter of the ‘switch-off’ campaign of the WWF and Earth hour organization.
“Turning off lights is more than just a way of conserving energy, it holds a symbolic meaning where we let the world know that we are one with nature in preserving the planet,” said Pamintuan.
Mayor Pamintuan encouraged Angeleños to join not only the Earth Hour 2017 but also the campaigns and projects of the city in spreading awareness and how to mitigate the effects of Climate Change.
Meanwhile, the city of Angeles held its a massive clean up drive that was participated by thousands of Angeleños at the different focal areas of the city. This is a part of the Angeles Malinis 365 Campaign of CENRO and is also a major component of Pamintuan's Contract with the Angelenos that is focused on the protection of the environment and raising awareness among the people of Angeles City.
Recently, a joint venture agreement was signed between the city government and the Sure Global Waste to Worth Innovations (W2WI) for the establishment of the first “Waste to Worth” (W2W) facility in the Philippines to be constructed in Barangay Capaya, Angeles City. The project provides sanitary and environmental advantages and will also produce job opportunities for the Angeleños.
Pamintuan added that “taking action to fight climate change will benefit not only the planet but the people living in it. More developments can be achieved when living in a sustainable environment, and our goal with the WWF is to build a livable community for the future generations.”
Since 2007, WWF and Earth Hour teams worldwide have harnessed the power of the movement to raise support and funds for access to renewable energy, protection of wildlife and their habitats, building sustainable livelihoods and driving climate-friendly legislation and policy.