Taiwan hotels to observe Earth Hour on Saturday

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/03/16
By: Cheng Wei-ting, Esme Jiang and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, March 16 (CNA) Several hotels throughout Taiwan will join

W Taipei (white, center left) and other buildings in Taipei's Xinyi District during the Earth Hour in 2010.

W Taipei (white, center left) and other buildings in Taipei’s Xinyi District during the Earth Hour in 2010.

communities around the world in observing Earth Hour by turning off their lights for an hour from 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on March 19.

The annual global event is usually held toward the end of March, encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to the sustainable future of the planet.

Le Meridien Taipei Hotel, Humble House Taipei, Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel, Grand Hyatt Taipei Hotel and W Taipei Hotel as well as Palais de Chine Hotel Taipei and Fleur de Chine Hotel, which are affiliated with LDC Hotels & Resorts Group, have announced that they will take part in Earth Hour for a sustainable future.

LDC Hotels & Resorts Group said it will also encourage its guests to turn off their mobile phones that day and instead send postcards to their relatives and friends. As an incentive, the hotel group will enter the participants in lucky draw for a prize of dinner for two, a spokesman for the group said.     [FULL  STORY]

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