H.E. Antony Phillipson from the British High Commission in Singapore filming his #IWIYW! @ukinsingapore #EarthHour #EH2013 #YourPlanet.
He will plant an Earth Hour Tree at Eden Hall (the High Commissioner’s residence) if 100 British companies in Singapore join the Earth Hour community.
European Commissioner for the Environment, Janez Potočnik, will write a song and perform it on stage infront of 1000 people, if 1000 people stop using their cars for at least a week.
Transport is one of the biggest sources of pollution in the world. According to the EPA, a typical passenger vehicle emits about 5.1 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. 1000 cars off the road for a week would cut 980 metric tones of C02 emissions!
Accept Janez’s challenge: www.ehour.me/13Ne8vv
Accomplished Filipino equestrienne, local television host and actress, Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski is an Earth Hour 2013 ambassador for the Philippines.
For her I Will If You Will challenge, she will contribute 500 fruit bearing trees to the Abuan watershed if 500 people stop smoking for five days
The upper catchment in the watershed is part of the 300,000 hectare Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park, which is known for its rich biodiversity and is the habitat for the jade vine and the rare Philippine Eagle.
Help restore and protect the Abuan watershed.
Accept Mikee’s challenge: http://ehour.me/V374M6
New Zealand skateboarder Levi Hawken wants to reduce the trash that ends up on the streets and in the oceans. For his I Will If You Will challenge, Levi will skate through the streets of Auckland and film it, if 500 people pledge to reduce rubbish and plastic use by using reusable drink bottles or coffee cups.
According to safebottles.co.nz, a person uses an average of 168 plastic bottles each year. That means, if 500 people pledge to drink from reusable bottles a year, we will save using 84,000 bottles!
Help prevent plastic bottles from ending up in our landfills and oceans.
Accept Levi’s Challenge at www.ehour.me/YDf2rw
For Earth Hour 2012, WWF Russia and various celebrities created I WILL IF YOU WILL challenges, asking citizens to add their voice to a petition to better protect the country’s seas from oil pollution.
In the three weeks surrounding Earth Hour, more than 122,000 signatures were generated and the petition was presented to the Russian State Duma. Today the law to protect Russia’s seas was successfully passed in Parliament!
This is a huge result from WWF Russia and shows that the I WILL IF YOU WILL campaign and Earth Hour can achieve great outcomes for our planet. We hope this inspires people from all over the world to get involved in our movement in 2013 and to Dare the World to Save the Planet.
Like any other movement, it all begins with a symbol. You’ve switched your lights off for us each Earth Hour, now add your voice to help Save the Heart of Borneo.
WWF Philippines ambassador Marc Nelson scuba dives in a panda suit whilst munching on a carrot, as part of his IWIYW. More than 5000 people accepted his challenge to use reusable shopping bags instead of plastic.