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Mayor Dalipe leads planting of 10K mangrove propagules in Zamboanga City to mark Earth Hour

Zamboanga City Mayor John Dalipe has spearheaded a mangrove propagule planting activity to mark the Earth Hour 2024.

The city government said that a total of 10,000 mangrove propagules were planted during the activity held Thursday morning, March 21, in a four-hectare site in Sitio Panji-panji, Mala, Panubigan, 34 kilometers east of the city.

The activity sought to help restore and protect coastal environment and to fulfill Dalipe’s mission to plant one million trees by 2025.

Organized by the Office of City Environment and Natural Resources (OCENR), the event was participated by various agencies from both local and national government including civil society organizations.

Meanwhile, Dalipe has enjoined everyone to support Earth Hour 2024 on Saturday, March 23, from 8:30-9:30 p.m. by turning off or dimming non-essential lights, signage lights, lights at key monuments, and lights in private facilities or business insofar as operations will allow during the global “lights out” event.

This is contained in Executive Order No. JD 2024-011, an order to promote energy efficiency, environment conservation, address climate change, and to support Earth Hour 2024.

Earth Hour is an annual worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

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