According to the World Wildlife Fund, our planet has been transformed by an explosion of global trade, consumption and human population growth in the last 50 years. In addition, an enormous move towards urbanization pressures the natural world around us, leading to grave impacts including habitat loss, overfishing, climate change and more.
Every year in March, millions of people and organizations around the world celebrate Earth Hour by switching off their lights for one hour in support of nature and our planet. Aiming to increase awareness and spark global conversations on protecting nature to combat the climate crisis, Earth Hour also endeavors to bring awareness to our own health, happiness, prosperity and survival.
This year on March 27 between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Shangri-La Group properties around the world participated in Earth Hour by raising awareness for global climate change and environmental protection by engaging with colleagues and guests.
Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi switched off its non-essential lights for one hour and hosted a candle lighting activity in the hotel lobby. Participants lit candles in votives, causing the installation to depict melting glaciers due to global warming.
Shangri-La Hotel, Chengdu turned off its lobby chandelier and organized a reusable tote bag decorating activity, aiming to teach young guests about environmental protection.
Shangri-La Hotel, Tianjin encouraged guests to participate in Earth Hour by dimming all guestroom lights. All participating guests received a themed cupcake as a gift.
JEN Singapore Orchardgateway by Shangri-La turned down its essential lights and encouraged guests to participate by turning off all room lights except the bedside lamp. As a sign of appreciation, JEN Singapore Orchardgateway gifted Earth Hour cookies to all participants.
Shangri-La Hotel, Tangshan turned off all lobby chandeliers and non-essential lighting in public areas and guestrooms for one hour. During the hour, the hotel invited guests to participate in a Clay DIY activity, with an educational message to protect the earth.
Forty colleagues and guests from Shangri-La Hotel, Harbin and Songbei Shangri-La, Harbin participated in a morning walk to commemorate Earth Hour. In the evening, the hotel dimmed all non-essential lights.
Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhou emphasized the importance of environmental protection among elderly community members with an educational activity. The hotel also turned off all non-essential lights for an hour, as well as hosted a yoga session, jogging and cake decorating activity.
Shangri-La Hotel, Suzhou hosted an educational and fun cake decorating workshop for children in the community. The activity emphasized important lessons about environmental protection and global climate change.
During the hour-long observation, Shangri-La Hotel, Nanchang hosted a series of engaging activities for colleagues and guests including a low-carbon night running activity, decorating reusable totes and electricity-free karaoke.
Midtown Shangri-La, Hangzhou raised awareness for environmental protection by turning off all non-essential lights and encouraging guests to turn off non-essential lights in their guestrooms.
Eighty-four Shangri-La Hotel, Huhhot colleagues participated in a two-day Shangri-La Ant Forest activity, contributing 742,069 grams of energy through low-carbon activities.
JEN Beijing by Shangri-La hosted a Dark Training Party, emphasizing physical fitness among dimmed lights.
Shangri-La Hotel, Fuzhou turned off lobby chandelier lights, non-essential lighting and exterior lighting for one hour. The hotel also hosted a recycling workshop to emphasize the importance of environmental protection among children.
Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei turned off non-essential lights, including exterior lighting and reducing lighting in public areas. Marco Polo restaurant dimmed its lights to hots guests for a romantic candlelit dinner, complete with a signature Earth Hour cocktail.
Shangri-La Hotel, Changchun served light food in its colleague canteen to encourage a low-carbon lifestyle. The hotel also hosted an online Shangri-La Ant Forest watering activity. Sixty colleagues participated, contributing 247,369 grams of energy within the 60 minutes.
During the hour-long observation when the hotel dimmed its lights, Shangri-La Hotel, Xian invited media and colleagues on a moonlit stroll or jog in the hotel’s verdant garden.