Mar 23, 2018 General Comments Off on Hotels across Taiwan to turn off outdoor lights for Earth Hour
Taipei, Hotels across Taiwan will join forces with communities around the globe in observing Earth Hour by turning off their external wall lights for an hour from 8:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
The annual Earth Hour movement, which is organized by the Swiss headquartered environmental conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF), started in 2007, according to the WWF website.
According to Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) data, last year Earth Hour saved Taiwan up to 80,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, the equivalent of 51 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions which equates to planting nearly 5,000 trees.
This year many hotels plan to take part in the Earth Hour movement, including several under the banner of the LDC Hotels and Resorts Group -- Palais de Chine Hotel, Fleur de Chine Hotel, Chateau de Chine Sinjhuang, Chateau de Chine Taoyuan, Chateau de Chine Kaohsiung, Chateau de Chine Hualien, Maison de Chine Taichung, Maison de Chine Miaoli and Maison de Chine Chiayi.
The hotels will turn off lights on their exterior walls and also encourage guests to gather in public areas.
Other hotels to issue press releases on their involvement include Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel, Le Meridien Taipei, Humble House Taipei, Mu Jiao Xi Hotel, Caesar Park Hotel Taipei, Caesar Metro Taipei, The Westin Taipei, Courtyard Taipei, Miramar Garden Taipei and Miramar Hotel Hsinchu.
A performance by acappella group Just Vocal Band will be held in the main lobby of The Westin Taipei to attract guests to congregate in the area, ensuring the lights are off in their rooms.
Every year, hundreds of millions of people around the globe take part in the Earth Hour movement, by switching off lights and organizing related events, notes the WWF website, adding that nearly 9 million took part in the United Kingdom alone in 2017.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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