“Switch Off” Earth Hour 2018

SPE STT MIGAS Balikpapan SC had another collaborate event with Earth Hour Balikpapan in Switch Off for 1 hour with theme “Learn to Life More”. 60+ Earth Hour is a global activity held by WWF and Switch Off is Earth Hour’s annual event to invite everyone to fight climate changes and to build be better future for our earth and future generations through social media and social activities.

Just for an hour for a day in a year you need to cut the electricity and turn off everything by means, that’s basically the Switch Off event all about. However, the meaning behind it is remarkable because by switching off everything that needs electricity to run for an hour, you already save lots of electricity for the future.

This event was held on Saturday, 24th 2018 in Grand Tjokro Hotel Balikpapan, started from 7 pm until  finish. The Speaker for this event was from the committee by Rajesh Ansyari.

This event was inviting other community in Balikpapan such as duta anti narkoba balikpapan, Yot Balikpapan, balikpapan tolong menolong, etc. 10 icons of Balikpapan participate in Switch Off Earth Hour Balikpapan 2018 as follows:

  1. Hotel Grand Tjokro Balikpapan (as Muster point Earth Hour Balikpapan 2018)
  2. Gedung Parkir Klandasan
  3. Taman 3 generasi
  4. Masid Agung At-Taqwa
  5. Gedung Telkom Indonesia Balikpapan
  6. Pemerintah Kota Balikpapan
  7. Bandara Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan
  8. Taman Bekapai
  9. Taman Tugu Adipura
  10. Bank Indonesia.

The first session opened by words given by Panca Bakrie as Chairman of Switch Off Earth Hour Balikpapan 2018, Mr. Sutan P. Lubis as Manager of Grand Tjokro Hotel Balikpapan, and the last from Head Of Environmental of Balikpapan City, Mr. Drs. H. Suryanto, MM.

After the first session finished, the next was a dance performed of Sanggar Seni Atap Jerami, Ratu Fashion Management, Segga Scout Dance, Serumpun Lima Studio, etc. Last but not least, its time for the main event to switch off the lamp for 1 hour. After the event, we had dinner together with all of participants and the committee. After the light was switched off for 1 hour then turned on again. Then it marked the end of the event, by making a photo session with all the participants.

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