ROSALES, Pangasinan – SM City Rosales will join the light switch off on March 19 as part of its commitment to environment. This is in support of the worldwide Earth Hour celebration.
SM will once again stage Earth Hour to inspire communities to take a stand against the indiscriminate threat of global warming and make a commitment to a low-carbon lifestyle by switching off their lights.
This year’s theme, “Shining a Light on Climate Action”, seeks to spark awareness and inspire society to direct its efforts towards combatting global warming. It is a community empowering campaign that leverages on the prominence of social media to make a difference in the world.
For ninth year running, SM continuously engaged in Earth Hour celebration, a small effort with big impact on worldwide movement to protect the planet. Other SM activities in gearing up towards sustainable living on mall operations are the usage of updated appliances for efficient energy usage; air conditioning systems powered with variable frequency drives – technology that allows automatic power conversion to maintain temperature even as the weather varies; and utilizing solar panels in powering malls are some of the management ways in conserving electricity.
For saving more than P320 million in energy cost, SM has dominated the Done Emilio Abello energy efficiency awards, winning 56 awards, from the Department of Energy.
On March 19, SM Rosales will join light switch off at exactly 8:30 PM. This is to emphasize that this moment is not only a symbol of our support for the campaign to reduce energy consumption; it is also a call for everyone to share our advocacies for people and the planet, to carefully consider society and the environment in all of our actions.
By ROSELLE P. GALE