Earth Hour 2019 takes place on Saturday, March 30th at 20:30hr local time. Created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour is the largest movement for the planet in human history, spanning 7,000 cities, 152 countries, with a digital reach of 200 million.
Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments Dubai will join millions around the world in turning off lights for Earth Hour 2019 to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness.
The hotel supported the Earth Hour initiative by lighting candles in the lobby and also by creating Earth Hour logo with glow paint marking the Green Globe initiatives the Hotel is part of.
This annual lights-off environmental event is organized by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to raise awareness of climate changes. All guests participated in the event from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on 30th March in the hotel lobby who were encouraged to participate in a social media competition to win a voucher for dinner for two.
From 8:30 p.m., the main lighting in the public areas were turned off and the hotel will remain on minimal lighting for one hour. Hotel guests were encouraged to participate by switching off the lighting and any power or devices in their guestrooms and apartments.
Participating by implementing a range of energy-saving measures during Earth Hour, Two Seasons Hotel turned off their signage’s on the back offices, minimized the corridor lights, and minimized the lobby and restaurant lights. They have also involved their employees by turning off the lights at the staff accommodation and encouraged their in-house guests to participate by turning off the lights in their room.
“It’s a privilege for us to support such a powerful movement with such simple gestures, Earth Hour also reflects a philosophy we try to practice year-round: The small steps each of us takes can make a big difference together,” said Freddy Farid, Managing Director of Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments Dubai.
This step is part of the hotels’ long term commitment – Green Globe Program which focuses on more sustainable hotel operation and aims to be among the leading environment friendly hotels in Dubai.
Two Seasons Hotel & Apartments promotes green living and hospitality through installing practices to show all colleagues, customers, business partners and owners on how to protect and preserve the future environment. The hotel is engaged in CSR activities such as carton, paper, plastic, mental tins, glass, cans, used oil collection campaigns for the past 4 years.