Hundreds of people turned up at the Quezon Memorial Circle on March 28 to participate in the Glow-in-the-Dark Zumba Party hosted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in observance of Earth Hour 2015.
This year marks the 8th annual celebration of the event that seeks to promote awareness of preserving the Planet amidst the growing threat of climate change.
The Earth Hour is an annual event held to encourage individuals, communities, households and business to contribute to the preservation of the planet by switching off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm, local time. The event was first conceived in 2004 by the WWF in Sydney, Australia in response to the growing concern about climate change. The first worldwide observance of Earth Hour took place in 2008 with 35 countries participating as flagship cities and over 400 other cities supporting the event. Those who took part represent all seven continents. Major landmarks around the world, including the Sydney Opera House (Australia), Empire State Building (USA), National Monument (Jakarta), Table Mountain (South Africa), SM Mall of Asia (Philippines), and many others turned off their non-essential lights in observance of the event.
Young and old danced to the upbeat tune played on loud speakers as they gamely participate in the Glow-in-the-Dark Zumba Party .
Participants wore neon sports suits and glow sticks that glimmered in the dark as the lights were switched off.
Here’s a video of Glow-in-the-Dark Zumba Party .
Everybody got into the groove. Multiple stages were set up around the activity area.
More flash lag effects were captured by the camera as the participants wave their body with their glow sticks while following the steps of the dance instructors.
Among the event’s sponsors are Island Souvenirs who provided glow-in-the-dark face paintings, Bayani Brew who offered healthy refreshments, Pivut Edutainment which set up an inflatable planetarium to help the participants learn more about Planet Earth and Smart Communications which provided free Wi-Fi so that participants may Tweet or post their on-site experience.
A vendor selling glow sticks and LED toys near the activity area.
The flea market in the Quezon City Circle went dark for an hour in observance of the Earth Hour.