Many companies are doing their part for Earth Hour 2017 and your company can too!
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organized by the WWF.
The event is held annually and it encourages individuals, communities, households and businesses big or small to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, between 8:30pm to 9:30 pm as a symbol for their commitment to saving our planet.
It first started in 2007 in Sydney Australia. Since then, it has grown and grown to more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide including here in Hong Kong.
On the night of the event, GR8 Leisure Concepts will support the initiative by switching off all non-essential lighting in the car parks and advertisement billboards of its boutique hotels (this includes The Luxe Manor and Hullett House in Hong Kong and Hotel Soul in Suzhou).
In addition, lights in all public areas, restaurants and hotel exteriors will be dimmed, whilst patrons of some of the group's restaurant outlets, including Cafe Roma, and FINDS, will be able to enjoy a cosy candlelit dinner. GR8 believes that these simple practices will help to raise public awareness of climate change in order to create a more sustainable planet for the future.
The Canadian International School Hong Kong is supporting Earth Hour by turning off all non-essential lights for one hour on 25th March at 8:30pm and pledged to safeguard the future of the Earth by treasuring the world’s natural resources, choosing sustainable products, reducing waste and promoting and using renewable energy wherever possible.
Everbright International Environmental Protection Charitable Foundation is the Lead Sponsor of Earth Hour Hong Kong for the Second Consecutive Year, who will be fully supporting all Earth Hour efforts.
And don't forget you can sign up too! For more information and to make a pledge and take part, check out the WWF website.
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