By VICTOR NZE
Sheraton Abuja Hotel will go dark for one hour on Saturday, March 30 to shine a light on climate action in support of Earth Hour 2019.
A statement by the hotel, Thursday, said it will join millions around the world in turning off its lights at 8:30 p.m. local time to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) created the annual global environmental awareness event 12 years ago to emphasize the threat of climate change.
Sheraton Abuja Hotel will participate by having a fun gathering of associates and guests with photo sessions and music during the lights out.
“We will turn off non-essential interior lighting; use rechargeable lamps in appropriate public areas such as the ‘hotels’ Pool Bar and Restaurants. The hotel teams will also use in-room guests Letters to inform patrons about the Earth Hour observances.
“Each year, we celebrate Earth Hour and are reminded of the importance this event has in bringing awareness to the pressing issues of climate change” said Denise Naguib, Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity.
Continuing, Naguib said: “We have a responsibility, and an opportunity to share this message with the millions of guests and associates through bringing Earth Hour to life tonight, and continuing the focus every day through our sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360.”