San Carlos City Joins Global Earth Hour 2023
San Carlos City joined the global community in observing the annual Earth Hour last night, March 25.
The City Environment Management Office (CEMO) staff led the event at the city hall ground that highlighted the importance of energy conservation.
Non-essential lights in the city hall, streets, and other landmarks from 8:30 to 9:30 PM were turned off while improvised colorful lamps made of recyclable materials such as plastic bottles and LED lights lit the darkness.
Engr. Arthur Batomalaque, Integrated Waste Management/Pollution Control Division Head of CEMO said the city consistently observed Earth Hour, and this time, Resolution No. 21-084 was made for it.
He added switching off the lights for an hour could help minimize carbon emissions; looked forward to having more activities next year in line with Earth Hour.
He also encouraged every citizen to be mindful of the significance of taking care of nature and to participate in activities that conserve it.
Mayor Renato Gustilo said he will continue to support the annual activity and hoped that people will also support any environmental programs.
Former German Development Service (GDS) consultant Klaus Hanuschke is happy that the city continuously takes part in Earth Hour that imposes environmental protection; hoped to celebrate said event in San Carlos next year.
Francisco Dela Peña Jr., Education Program Supervisor, DepEd Cadiz City who also witnessed the switching off of lights said the advocacy helps the environment a lot and should be implemented not just in cities but in the entire world.
Also present during the said event were the SP Committee Chair on Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Armando Laguda Jr. and Negros Oriental 3rd District Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Kit Marc Adanza.