BEACH ROTANA SHINES LIGHT ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Hotel goes dark for Earth Hour 2016
Abu Dhabi, 20 March, 2016 – On Saturday, as WWF’s Earth Hour rolled across the world from Samoa to Santiago, millions came together to shine a light on the climate action our planet needs. The tenth edition of the global movement’s signature lights out event saw the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi colleagues and guests switch off in solidarity, joining over 178 countries with global effort to raise awareness about climate change.
Beach Rotana dimmed its lights throughout the complex, and guests enjoyed a thoughtful hour by candlelight in the lobby and various dining destinations. Over 500 luminarias lined the hotel’s courtyard and beach, providing a picturesque and serene environment to reflect upon the message of the event.
“Earth Hour is an important yearly reminder for all that every light switched off is a call to action for each of us to switch on ourselves and become environmentally aware. This one elegant and poignant gesture has surely inspired our colleagues and guests to defend our global resources,” said Mathieu van Alphen, Hotel General Manager.
To date in 2016, WWF’s Earth Hour has been the force behind more than 1.23 million individual actions taken to help change climate change including participating in on-the-ground activities for reforestation and recycling, digital petitions for climate-friendly policy and online campaigns to promote climate awareness and action.
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