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Republic of the Philippines

DEPARTMENT OF THE IITTERIOR AIYD LOCAL GO\TERNMENT


25th Floor, DILG-NAPOLCOM Center, EDSA Corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Telephone Number 925. I 1..48 . 925.88.88 . 925,O3.32

www.dilg.gov.ph

March 18, 2Ol4


MEMORANDTJM CIRCIJLAR

NO.2014-36
TO

AIT

SUBJECT

PARTICIPATION AND SUPPORT TO 2014 EARTH HOUR AND

PROVINCIAL GOVERNORS, CITY MAYORS, MUMCIPAT


MAYORS, PI,'NONG BARANGAYS, DILG RXGIONAL DIRXCTORS,
THE ARMM RXGIONAL GOVERNORAND OTI{ERS CONCERNED

EARTH HOUR BLUE


Earth Hour is an annual global campaign to showcase what can and is being done all
orrer the world to combat ciirnate change. The event is a worldwide initiative showing how
individuals, communities, businesses and governments can address the threat of global
warming if we resolve to work on it together.
This year, aside from the usual switch-off event, the Earrh Hour global community
launches Earth Hour Blue, the first crowdfunding platform for the planet. This would allow
individuals to fund enyironmental and social projects of their choice through an online
donation. For this crowdfunding initiative, World Wide Fund(\&1MF)-Philippines is urging
the world to support Baacas for the Philippines, which will share and introduce a climatesmarr fiberglass boar technology to iocal fishermen who lost their boats and source of
livelihood to Typhoon Yolanda.

In this regard, all Provincial Governors, City Mayors, Municipal Mayors, and Punong
Barangays are hereby encouraged to enjoin their respective constinrents to ob'serve Eanh
Hour 2014 by switching-off or dim their non-essential lights in their homes, offices,
facilities, including streetlights, and other signages within their respective jurisdiction during
the Earth Hour on March 29, 2Al4 (Saturday) from 8:30PIt{ to 9:30PM, to send a strong
message to take action on global warming, and to support the Earth Hour Blue to heip local
fishermen affected by tlphoon Yolanda. Other activities, which Local Chief Executives may
pursue, include the use of various communication channels to promote Earth Hour 2014,
including o{ficial websites, community newsletter and blogs, and the use of the Earth Day
logo for posters and other IEC materials.
For inquiries and more information, all concerned may get in touch with WWFPhiiippines at (532) 920-7923, 920-7926, 92A-793I local 17 or 19 and e-mail at
earthhour@uwf. org.ph.

All DILG Regionai Directors and the ARMM Regional Governor are hereby directed
to cause the widest dissemination of this Memorandum Circular.

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