Every hour should be Earth hour: Ralifo

World Wildlife Fund Pacific's Great Sea Reef program manager Alfred Ralifo. Picture: SUPPLIED

EVERY hour should be Earth hour, says World Wildlife Fund Pacific’s Great Sea Reef program manager Alfred Ralifo.

He made the comment after 1500 mangrove seedlings were planted on Saturday by Korovou villagers in Tavua as part of Earth Hour celebrations.

The villagers also collected rubbish around the village.

“Everyone can make a difference. Every hour should be Earth hour,” Mr Ralifo said.

“Simple things such as turning off your lights and appliances when you don’t need them to conserve power, to planting a fruit and vegetable garden in your back yard or planting as many native tree species and mangroves as you can.

“You could even try to buy more locally-produced food and to support our economy. These are small contributions that can be made and collectively will have a big impact.”

Mr Ralifo said WWF Pacific acknowledged and appreciated the partnership and contribution of corporate stakeholders for this year’s Earth Hour initiative.

The stakeholders included the Tavua Town Council, Punjas Fiji Limited, Flour Mills of Fiji Limited, Fiji Water, and the Tavua Westpac Bank Branch.

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