Last year, hundreds of thousands of people in 128 countries took part in Earth Hour, including NH Hotels. Following the success of Earth hour last year, we are taking part again this year! Earth Hour 2011 plans to break the record, with 131 countries registered to take part! Are you going to join us?
We will turn off the lights and electricity on the façades of our 306 hotels throughout the world on 26 March 2011 at 20.30 for a full 60 minutes. By taking part in Earth Hour 2011 and switching off the lights for one hour, we will be switching on awareness about climate change around the globe. Wherever you are in the world, you can do your bit to fight against climate change, by simply turning off your lights for one hour!
Earth Hour, sponsored by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), is considered to be the most important call to action at an international level in the fight against climate change. As a result of this initiative, governments, companies and citizens all over the world have agreed to turn off their lights for one hour in a gesture of commitment to the environment.
By means of taking part in this event we want to show our support for Earth Hour and to do our bit to help the environment. And what can we do? Switching off the lights of some well-known and prestigious hotels around the world, such as NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, NH Harrington Hall in London, Jolly Hotel Lotti in Paris and NH Palacio de Tepa in Madrid.
And what are you going to do? Will you join us? If you do, you may be wondering what you can do to pass the time without lights during that hour of darkness! Well here are a few ideas…
If you are staying in Paris then why not head down to Trocadéro and watch the lights of the Eiffel Tower turn off?
If you are in New York then you could see the lights of the Empire State Building turning off!
And if you are simply in the comfort of your own home then, why not prepare a romantic candle light dinner, play a slightly trickier game of hide and seek in the dark, or simply look out of the window to see how many people are participating in this worldwide event. But if you do decide to watch some of the worlds most important monuments fade into darkness; don’t forget to turn off your lights on the way out!