Marriot & Ritz Macau go dark for worldwide ‘Earth Hour’ movement

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Marriot & Ritz Macau go dark for worldwide ‘Earth Hour’ movement

JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau will go dark for one hour on 30 March to shine a light on climate action, in support of Earth Hour 2019.

Both hotels will join millions around the world in turning off their lights at 8:30pm 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.

JW Marriott Hotel Macau and The Ritz-Carlton, Macau will participate by turning off exterior signage lighting; dimming or turning off non-essential interior lighting; using candlelight in appropriate areas; and using in-room television messages to inform guests about Earth Hour observances.

Denise Naguib, Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity, commented: “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.

“We have a responsibility, and an opportunity to share this message with the millions of guests and associates through bringing Earth Hour to life, and continuing the focus every day through our sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360.”

Stuart Wood is a news reporter across the Mash Media editorial portfolio. He writes for CMW alongside sister publications Conference News, Exhibition News, Access All Areas and Exhibition World.