Manila, Philippines – The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in the Philippines, in partnership with Epson Philippines, have launched a 3D virtual museum to raise environmental awareness among Filipinos amidst issues of climate change nowadays.
The virtual museum will provide a platform that allows users from all over the world to have an immersive experience of going to an actual museum in the comfort of their homes.
In relation with Epson Philippines’ ‘Turn Down the Heat’ campaign, the virtual museum will feature exhibits that will educate users on how they can help to reduce their impact on global warming by keeping track of their energy consumption and carbon footprint from their homes and workplaces.
Justine Cruz, director for marketing and resource generation at WWF-Philippines, said that they aim at promoting an educational and discovery hub on the current state of the environment amid climate change.
“This virtual museum offers a three-dimensional immersive experience that will guide the people in learning and discovering how climate change affects various ecosystems. It aims to provide environmental awareness and help people reduce their impact on global warming as they actively track their energy consumption and carbon footprint through sustainable changes in lifestyle,” Cruz said.
Meanwhile, Eduardo Bonoan, marketing division general manager at Epson Philippines, commented that the educational features offered by the virtual museum will contribute to the environmental awareness of the youth, the academe, and the general public.
“Visitors can expect to learn about the effects of climate change on plants, animals, and humans as they navigate through the habitats and ecosystems featured in the virtual museum. The experience also includes suggestions on how they can integrate sustainable choices in their daily lives to conserve the environment. Through the virtual museum, EPC hopes to harness positive change as we work towards a greener tomorrow,” Bonoan concluded.
The virtual museum project will feature an audiovisual gallery of different ecosystems that provide users with various information on how these certain ecosystems are affected by climate change.