Cagayan de Oro City is gearing up for another symbolic act of inspiring people to take their part in mitigating climate change through observance of earth hour.

The local organizer chaired by Xavier University is planning to conduct a week long caravan to drum up earth hour observance and encourage others to join the cause.

Other cities and towns in Misamis Oriental, homes and businesses are also encouraged to turn their lights off for one (1) hour starting 8:30 p.m. on March 27.

Earth hour observance is done simultaneously across the world.

In Cagayan de Oro, the event will be will be highlighted with a ceremonial switching of lights, 8:30p.m. at the Divisoria Grandstand.

Series of performances will be showcased during the 1 hour switch off, which includes band renditions and dances participated by students from various schools and universities in the city.

CDO local artists like Ross Zerrudo and Xtatic dancers are also expected to perform.

There will be a ‘tambulan’ with the Grupong Laya, rendition of poetry and performances of the Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG).

The earth hour observance is expected to whip up unity against global warming as Cagayan de Oro together with other towns of Misamis Oriental show their solidarity with the rest of the world.

In the Philippines, Earth Hour organizers hope to win support from 15 million people in at least 1,000 cities and towns. (Jorie C. Valcorza / PIA10)

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