‘Think globally, act locally in reducing carbon emission’


LIGHTS OFF: Wahap (second right) symbolically launching Earth Hour at Kuching Esplanade.

KUCHING: The normally well-lit Kuching Esplanade went dark for an hour Saturday night in honour of Earth Hour.

It was lights off from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, with encouraging support from citizens in Kuching.

Kuching City North Commission (DBKU) Datuk Bandar Datuk Abang Wahap Abang Julai said that this type of campaign should begin from the grassroots and not rely on government’s initiative.

“We should think globally and act locally. This is important in supporting the global effort and help reduce carbon emission into the air,” he said.

He added that the campaign is also important to increase community awareness in the importance of looking after the environment.

The one hour isn’t going to do much in terms of improving the environment, but it is invaluable where increasing awareness in concerned, Wahap added.

“I hope this will cause people to be more aware of their role in reducing carbon emission and save electricity,” he said.

He also said that this was the first time DBKU had ran the campaign, and due to the encouraging response, they will work to run it again and reach out to more areas.