The sustainable journey to protect our environment starts here at the country’s premier people’s park, as the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC), participates in the annual Earth Hour this Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Lapu-Lapu Monument, Eastern Section of Rizal Park, Manila.

Uniting millions around the world, Earth Hour is a worldwide campaign by the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature that started as a symbolic “lights out” event in Sydney in 2007. It is now known as the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment.

On its 11th year of active participation, the NPDC will #Connect2Earth by staging a concert and a symbolical lights-off ceremony, which aims to educate and promote awareness on preservation and conservation of the environment through music and various performances of different artists.

There will be a mini-exhibit featuring infographics about climate change and the overview of the Earth Hour 2019 campaign within the venue. A freedom wall made of katsa cloth, in support to the WWF’s #AyokoNgPlastic campaign, will be installed for the public to write their commitments and pledges to preserve nature and ideas to #Connect2Earth.

At 6:00 p.m., the special Labs Kita, Sabado! concert will feature the reggae band Pawikan, dance group Lifestyle Movement Family, rapper Jazzver Barsana with Mark Gregg Posoga (beat box), spoken word artist John Lloyd Jaca, solo performers JP Noche and Arci Sabino and bands The SoledadsRicky and the Yangwans and The Cousins. It will be followed by a symbolical lights-off at 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with the performances of Pilyoz Dancing Statues and singer Solong Aki with percussionist Rolly Bathala, to light up the stage through their dance and music.

Bring your family, friends and loved ones with you, and together let us #Connect2Earth. Everyone is invited! Admission is free.