Monday, March 27, 2017

7th Bohol Earth Hour night 
Bike ride set this March 25

TAGBILARAN CITY, March 19, (PIA) –Some commit to switch off their lights, get off the grid, turn off outdoor lights and unnecessary house lights, organize events or have a candle lit dinner.

Bohol bikers however would ride for over an hour taking 17.48 kilometers to advance the advocacy on changing climate change.

The 7th Earth Hour Ride in Bohol is set March 25 and organizers call all bike enthusiasts on mountain bikes, folding bikes, fixies, BMX or roadies as well as well-meaning environmental advocates to go off grid and put on the blinkers to support the call for action to change climate change.

Assembly is at Shell Gas Station along JA Clarin at 7:00 PM, Jude Ybas, speaking for the local organizers posted in his facebook account.

From there, the group pedals along JA Clarin, to ICM, round the Central Market and back to JA Clarin to San Isidro, then down to Tiptip and Manga Port where the first water break happens.

From Manga, biking resumes towards Ubujan Coastal road, Taloto, Booy, Cogon, The Plaza and then back to Shell Gas station, the map posted for the ride showed.

Riders however are always reminded to wear bike helmets, lights or blinkers and possibly water.

There has been so much usage of energy, which somehow affects the environment, organizers said.

An hour that night of switching off the lights could ease the tension on the power sources and help the earth get the strain from its back, Bohol organizers Bol-anon Cyclists continued.

An initiative that started in Australia nine years ago, the Earth Hour has grown to be the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, snowballing and empowering millions to take action to change climate change, states World Wildlife Fund Australia.

From Sydney in 2007, with 2.2 million people getting part in the one hour, Earth Hour has spread to 178 countries and territories, a standing testament to the role people play in climate action, WWF said.

Last year in Bohol, a similar Earth Hour Night Ride happened and participated in by over a hundred bikers.

In the 7th Earth Hour in Bohol, Governor Edgar Chatto has enjoined local government units to also organize their own activities or simply switch off their lights for an hour.

As this goes on, WWF hopes the global action helps millions of individual to make actions to help change climate change, inspire policy-level change in companies and countries, and successfully harness the power of the crowd to make a lasting difference.

Earth Hour ensures each and every one of us plays our part in creating a better future for our planet and generations to come.(rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)
Night riders gear up again this Saturday to campaign for more awareness and active participation in the annual Earth Hour event in Tagbilaran. (PIA-7/Bohol)

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