Earth Hour

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2 years ago

Today I have realized that man's most exciting journey must have been that of Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Norgay of the 50thΒ  century when they 1st set foot the highest peak of Mount Everest, or the adventures in Amazon Rain forest in Brazil, or south in the Philippines' the underwater cave of Puerto Princesa. That was a more telling experience than a trip to the moon, for it was a journey into man's own domain, Earth.

Photo: Viva Turismo Iligan Facebook Page

Yesterday, March 27, we celebrated Earth Day, and it was supposed to be a most cherished day because this is the place that we inhabit - yet we neglected. Sad. Iligan city had an hour of voluntary switching off power and electricity to commemorate this day, that was yesterday at 8:30 - 9:30 PM, 60-minute fight against climate change. I've seen not much household participated and actually some people got surprised that a few houses have gone off grid, lol! Anyway, tonight I am on earth hour, I will try to entice you back again falling in love with Mother Nature.

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The prairie grassland of New Zealand stood high; green, rolling hills had blue/green mountains as a backdrop. Forests stood in splendor - pine trees, honeysuckle, blackmaire trees were growing so tall sustaining man's needed oxygen. The abundance of fish, the surplus of water in the Philippines, the supply of raw materials, the beauty and serenity of the beaches and even the mountains, made this country the land that man would possess.

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Today, my country is so interlaced with highways that it is difficult to get ten miles from a road. There are of course roadless areas like in Bukidnon, still have large wilderness lands, But they are hardly large enough for the present population, the government is extending and will keep on building farm to market roads for farmers, making some forests dilapidated and soon gone.

Trees are important for their cellulose, and we need managed forests for lumber and other products. Waterways are useful for disposition of sewage - not our garbage, and for generation of electric power. A mountain may have to be invaded for our nation's growth and economy. Valleys and grasslands must be developed to accomodate our steadily growing popuplation. But the planning for wilderness and nature is as essential as planning for our life.

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Yet man has tampered dangerously on this delicate balance. We have been polluting our air in the expense of our work in the factory and the comfort in driving our cars. We have been overly fanatic in using plastic in most of our necessities, and worst dumping these rubbish stuffs in rivers and the ocean. We are polluting our environment up high and down low, we care less of what is happening to our climate, we think that Earth is just another consumable thing to use, true that we miss being human after being called one. Sad.

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Earth, your threat is everywhere today. We inherited you in beauty, I hope we shall return in dust leaving you in your glory.

Let us always try to conserve energy, participate in recycling stuffs and avoid using single use plastics, never dispose your garbage in rivers and oceans, and plant a tree. Remember, what you do today for the environment will make a big difference.

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I feel guilty we didn't join earth hourπŸ˜₯but i love what your doing,, i i wish all filipino will learn to love mother earth and dont wait for it to he destroy but instead we shoul make it more beautiful for the next generation πŸ’—

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2 years ago

Indeed! Lets do it for the future generation talaga kc kawawa sila if di na nila ma appreciate si mother nature πŸ˜”

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1 year ago

Yes poπŸ™πŸ€—πŸ€—

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1 year ago

Im sorry to say i was nit informed about earth hourπŸ˜₯ i feel sad for mother earth πŸ˜₯ but thanks for writing it dear at least maybe ita too late but maybe in the second time around i will make sure that i will be updated πŸ’—πŸ‘

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2 years ago

Actually we can do it anytime, its a big help to at least slow down climate change

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1 year ago

It's amazing how people participated on the earth hour but also saddening that not all households were able to participate. Sadly, we weren't able to do so. Got a 3 year old boy at the house who doesn't want total darkness soo. Me on the other hand just turned off the lights on my room to still contribute in some ways. I'm not satisfied with it tho.

Pero ayon, we can help save the Earth thru conserving energy. We should always practice that.

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2 years ago

We can always do it everyday by turning off any unnecessary appliances, a big help.

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1 year ago

yep. it helps save the earth, savings na din para satin. :)

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1 year ago

Hahha! Exactly!

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1 year ago

We also participated in Earth hour. We turned off the lights but I think we are the only one who participated on it in our brgy.😳

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2 years ago

Hahha! Same here pero at least kami dito mga 3 cguro hahha! Sabi nung nasa tapat namin naputulan ba daw kami πŸ˜‚

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1 year ago

Hahaha wala sila idea!

(ngayon lang po nakareply ngayon ko lang nakita sa notif ko)

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1 year ago

Uu marami hindi nakaalam talaga.. Ako rin nmn if hindi ko nakita post ng tourism office hindi rin cguro kami mkapag participate.

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1 year ago

Same hehe nakita lang sa Facebook

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1 year ago