At 20:30 on Saturday 27 March 2010, the Sheraton Pretoria Hotel will be participating in the world’s largest global climate change event by turning off all non-essential lighting and non-essential equipment for one hour.
Earth Hour aims to raise awareness of global climate change and the role businesses can play in adjusting their everyday operations to find new “green” ways of thinking.
With 579 cities, towns and municipalities and 77 countries and regions across every continent already signed up to this year’s “lights out” event, Earth Hour is set to show the world that a resolution to the threat of global warming is possible through collective action. And, with more countries, cities, towns and municipalities pledging their commitment to Earth Hour 2010 at the same time than last year, there are clear signs of a burgeoning worldwide resolve to address global warming.
This year some of the world’s most iconic landmarks will be switching off for Earth Hour. CN Tower in Toronto, Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Grand Palace in Bangkok, the Las Vegas Strip, Table Mountain in Cape Town, the London Eye, Mount Rushmore, Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Empire State Building and the world’s second tallest building, Tapei 101 will plunge into darkness to shed some light on how the planet can resolve the issue of global warming.
Although the concept of Earth Hour is a serious one, the Sheraton Pretoria Hotel is opting for an exciting and enjoyable way to communicate the message, and will conduct candle-lit check-ins as well as a candle-lit meal with a complimentary "green" cocktail.