This year, Camella Manors and the Bacolodnons celebrate Earth Hour 2022. We are taking an active pledge for 60 minutes in helping to conserve and protect our planet. This was a celebration of nature and people in one jam-packed day.
We start with Mangrove Planting at Balaring, Silay City in partnership with Vista companies HHK, MHI and Globalland as everyone planted 200 seedlings together with the students of De La Salle University. A small way to invest for future generations who’ll be living in the same planet.
Back at the condo project, an Eco-Market was setup promoting small businesses based in the city. Partner stalls included Amarro.PH, Local Finds PH, Manabat Coffee, Vivz Garden and Thrifts, Kreizha’s Thrifts, Melgar’s Thrifts, AllHome Bacolod, Sio-yummy, Nathaniel’s Inasal and Luzil’s BBQ. Homeowners and visitors alike supported sustainability efforts with thrift finds, purchase of locally-made crafts thru organic materials, eat inasal and drank local brews with recyclable food packaging. The market was bustling from the afternoon until evening as the good weather and fresh breeze in the area ushered a lot of guests.
In the afternoon, home owners participated in a sweaty and energetic Zumba session led by the Danzada Dance Fitness. The team are a weekly regular in the subdivision as homeowners are promoting a more active lifestyle as we transition out from the lockdowns. Shortly afterwards, we listen to jamming sessions from the Diversity Band as an acoustic duo serenaded the audience as people dine and shop at the Eco-Market.
Finally, the evening’s highlight started with a captivating performance from Yuri’s Fire dancers. Shouts of glee and excitement are heard from the audience as they showed special fire tricks before the candle lighting event. As soon as the fires stopped, candles as being lit as the staff, partners and even event-goers all helped the light up the candles representing the 60 minutes that we celebrate Earth Hour.
Just for 60 minutes, we shared with everyone in the globe our love for the planet. As the day ended, we hoped that the pledges signed to help our planet will be remembered and practiced until the next Earth Hour.