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Filipinos must learn to how to conserve energy–Legarda

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Energy conservation must be a “way of life,” Sen. Loren Legarda said on Wednesday.

In observance of Energy Consciousness Month, Legarda urged Filipinos to practice energy conservation measures to save on energy resources and as a way to adopt “a low-carbon lifestyle.”

“It is economical and also environment-friendly,” said Legarda, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Climate Change.

“By practicing energy conservation measures, we also contribute to reducing our carbon footprint, thereby contributing to climate change mitigation,” she said.

She said that traditional energy conservation measures remain relevant—use of low-wattage appliances, unplug electronics when not in use, turn off lights when leaving a room, open curtains for natural lighting, do all the ironing at one time, avoid frequent opening of the refrigerator door and defrost it once a week.

“These are simple and practical measures that all of us can do,” the senator added.

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