Turn Off the Lights

5:24 PM
Earth Hour on Saturday
29, March 2008,
at 8 o'Clock in the Evening

Support the worldwide campaign against global warming called Earth Hour that calls for everyone to take simple changes that will take simple steps to cut emissions on an ongoing basis. It is about simple changes that will collectively make a difference - from businesses turning off their lights when their offices are empty, to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby.

On Saturday, 29th March 2008, from 8pm to 9pm we ask everyone to join the rest of the world in the observance of the Earth Hour by turning the lights off just for an hour even when you are at home to send a strong message about the need for action on global warming, specifically about the greatest contributor to global warming which is coal-fired electricity.

Let us not forget the two storm surges Zamboanga City experienced last year which resulted to massive devastation along the coastal areas leaving many people homeless. Those experiences were said to be effects of changes in the climate. Continued reliance on electricity sourced from coal-fired power stations causes dramatic increase in droughts and severe storms and massive changes to the environment.

This campaign started in Sydney on March 21, 2007. For one hour, it made a powerful statement about the greatest contributor to global warming - coal-fired electricity - by turning off its lights. Over 2.2 million Sydney residents and over 2, 100 businesses switched off, leading to a 10.2% energy reduction across the city. What began as one city taking a stand against global warming caught the attention of the world.


visit earthhour.org for more infos

Digital Art Exhibit

6:06 PM
AICG will be hosting the first Digital Art Exhibit in Zamboanga City at the Gallery of the Peninsula and the Archipelago, AdZU campus. It will opened on March 10, 2008 in line withe celebration of the ICT Week. Sponsored by DISCOVER Digital Imaging, this exhibit is a collection of various artworks that were contributed by the AICG members. This aims to showcase the outputs of the students and promote the Computer Science Department.

Here are some of my contributions:

Weave Dreamer (Illustration)

Political Science (Illustration)

ICT Week

12:45 AM

The Computer Science Department and its student organization, Ateneo Informatics and Computing Guild (AICG) will be celebrating its ICT Week on March 10 to 15, 2008. This year’s celebration is dubbed as “Switch On” as we aim to activate Information Technology promotion in the city. To accomplish this goal, we will be conducting seminars, technology display, ICT Quiz Bowl and Digital Art Exhibit.

Please visit the website for list of activities, schedules and more information.

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