I was reminded of an event that Greenpeace once did in Iloilo as I stood motionless at a solemn covenant signing ceremony in Baguio People's Park.

There we stood quiet in the dark. We lit candles and sang John Lennon's Imagine.

We were with a collective of eco-warriors, participating in the yearly Earth Hour. An annual event that aims on calling people to VOTE EARTH by simply switching off your lights for one hour.

The cool night breeze and the messages that were heard was inspiring enough to  look at the experience as something akin to a religious liturgy.

Switching off is a good start.

But it is only insurmountable if the inspiring feeling that we all had during that night would be translated into daily actions that would be our individual contribution to the global movement that’s dedicated to combating the climate threat.

Only the coming days would tell us if a true and genuine sense of urgency was raised by Earth Hour.

Chuck Baclagon