Earth Issues

Will you switch off for Earth Hour?

 | March 23, 2012

At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31 the lights will go out at the Delta Sun Peaks Resort, just one of the millions of businesses around the world supporting Earth Hour, the largest environmental event in history.

Earth Hour, the brainchild of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is a simple movement that’s grown into a global phenomenon in just six short years. Last year, more than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries switched off their lights, sending a powerful message for action on
climate change.

“Earth Hour is a bit like an environmental New Year, providing a chance to reflect on how our planet’s faring and what we can do to help,” says Gerald Butts, WWF’s CEO. “That moment of reflection is the heart of Earth Hour.”
The Delta Sun Peaks Resort has long been a proponent of Earth Hour having hosted candlelit dinners with acoustic entertainment, but their commitment to the environment doesn’t start and end there.

“It’s not just about Earth Hour,” says Delta General Manager Roman St. Germain who oversees the hotel’s comprehensive Delta Greens Environmental Program. “It’s one thing to engage in Earth Hour, spending just one hour a year turning off your lights, that’s great. It’s another to be engaged, period.”

The invitation to switch off is extended to everyone. The annual event is scheduled from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. the last Saturday of every March, to closely coincide with the Vernal equinox, ensuring most cities are in darkness as Earth Hour unfolds around the Earth.

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To register to support Earth Hour visit: www.earthhour.org.

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