Friday, July 22, 2011

Lucky WWF Donor to Join RP World Sikat2 Solar Car Team in Australia

Have you recently observed World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines) recruiters stationed in malls, underpasses and walkways? Something wonderful can happen when you greet them back. :)

Rossini Conwi, Romy Sison, Catherine Tabal and Erico Garcia are just four of thousands of active monthly donors supporting whale shark conservation, coral reef protection, reforestation, shifting to renewable energy sources and other WWF climate change and conservation initiatives across the Philippines. They are also vying for an all-expense paid slot to join the World Solar Challenge Philippine Team in Australia this coming October. 

In three months, the Philippines’ most advanced solar car will be embarking on the 23rd World Solar Challenge, a six-day 3000-kilometer north-to-south race from Darwin to Adelaide in Australia. The race is staged every two years to promote the development of solar vehicles.

Built and manned by a team of engineering students and faculty members from De La Salle University, SIKAT II is a locally-assembled third-generation solar car championed by the Philippine Solar Car Challenge Society, which promotes the beneficial use of all renewable energy sources – including solar power.

The World Solar Challenge is one the most prestigious events of its kind and attracts the world’s best technical Universities and Colleges. One of the most exciting outcomes of the Solar Challenge is to know that the technologies being used are most likely to find their way into the production cars of tomorrow,” says WWF-Philippines Chairman and WWF-International Board Member Vince Pérez.
WWF Donor to Join RP World Sikat2 Solar Car Team in Australia
Since WWF aims to convince both vehicle manufacturers and consumers to shift to renewable sources of energy – we thought we’d give one of our donors a once-in-a-lifetime chance to support Sikat II.” Pérez served as the country’s Energy Secretary from 2001 to 2005 and has since been active in promoting indigenous renewable energy sources.

The final four were chosen amongst dozens of candidates based on a series of essays on the importance of using renewable energy sources like solar power. The winner of the SIKAT AKO challenge shall be announced on 1 September 2011 and will receive USD1000 plus roundtrip tickets to Darwin and Adelaide in Australia.

For more information on WWF-Philippines and its efforts to conserve the environment. Visit For more information on how to help, visit Get updates about the Sikat II car from @Sikat2_SolarCar on Twitter or email the Philippine Solar Car Challenge Society at

Who will be the WWF Donor to join the Philippine Team World Sikat2 Solar Car Team in Australia on the race of a lifetime? Find out this September at

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