EarthHour 2013 will take place on Saturday, March 23 at 8:30PM, but from the tiny Cook Islands to the Las Vegas strip, hotels and resorts across the world, big and small alike are challenging one another to do more than an annual lights off.
All the way in the tiny Cook Islands where they are on the brink of climate change and rising sea levels, hotels are implementing their own Earth Hour initiatives to join the global movement and work towards a sustainable future for our planet.
In Macao, a total of 13 hotels are extending their Earth Hour lights-off from once a year to every month in 2013. Conrad Macao started the ball rolling when it made a bold decision to switch off its exterior facade and non-essential indoor lighting on the first Tuesday of every month. They then proposed a friendly challenge to any 10 hotels in Macao to join their Earth Hour Every Month, and said they’d go dark twice a month for 2013 if they reached their goal. By March, a total of 13 hotels in Macao had accepted the hotel’s ‘I Will If You Will’ challenge.
Hotels outside of Macao have also been inspired by the initiative, with Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, one of the key landmarks in the country, and South Africa’s Cape Grace Hotel accepting Conrad Macao’s challenge to go lights off once a month.
If you have not done anything yet, it’s definitely never too late to start! NOW! #TGIF