MLH goes beyond the hour to celebrate Earth Hour 2013

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As the largest environmental event in history, Earth Hour asked people and communities around the world to switch off their lights for one hour as a silent but powerful statement about the effects of human-accelerated climate change.

In 2011, more than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour, and thousands of individuals took advantage of the opportunity to go ‘Beyond The Hour’ to change their energy consumption habits for good.

Even better, the global digital footprint was in excess of 91 million and it indeed mobilised millions of people to go beyond. Yes amidst all was MLH which has been active in its green initiatives. The hotel has taken Earth Hour celebrations very seriously and made the idea of it more than just a trend.

“We at MLH have celebrated it for three years running and the only way Earth Hour can make a real difference is to recognise and celebrate the fact that this is the greatest time to be alive, and to illuminate global climate change,” stated Bazeer Cassim, Group General Manager – MLH.

“This year we will not only go beyond the hour but also empower our community that we work closely with, so that they make a difference. On 23 March, MLH will partner with the Earth Hour Organization to make the day extra special. It will be a day mixed with responsibility, sustainability and a celebration of nature in its purest form.” A slow food night which emphasises the eco gastronomy concept that has been popular at MLH, and a beach clean-up are on the agenda.

Earth Hour 2013 emphasised that it is more than just switching off the lights for an hour. The Earth Hour celebration on 23 March at MLH will be partnered with the Earth Hour Organisation in Sri Lanka.

An organic food corner from 16 to 23 March at the Governors Restaurant also awaits you. Please call 2711 430 for more details