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Hilton Colombo Contributes To Earth Hour
March 26, 2011
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - For the 3rd consecutive year Hilton Colombo joined Hilton Worldwide and the Hilton Brand in committing to the World Wide 22Fund for Nature's (WWF) Earth Hour initiative on 26th March 2011.
Earth Hour is an initiative launched by WWF four years ago, is a global call to action to take responsibility and to get involved in leading the way towards a sustainable future. By encouraging all to take a simple step, the Earth Hour movement symbolizes the impact that we can have by working together to protect our future. This worthy initiative began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and business turned off their lights for one hour to make their stand against climate change. What was initially a one-time event has turned into a global movement. Hilton Colombo participated in this worthy cause last year for the first time and continues to support for many years to come.
On March 26 at 8.30pm all lights were switched off in all the Food & Beverage outlets and lobby, The laundry machines, boilers, swimming pool pumps, tennis court lights, hotel logo neon light, concessionaire shop lights and pond pumps was switched off too from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. on the night of "Earth Hour"." Apart from the above one elevator was shut down, back corridor lights was reduced by 50 percent and all floor corridors kept on an emergency lighting for one hour. However the hotel did not neglect any of their customers as there were candles lit in all Food & Beverage outlets and the lobby area.
Apart from the above activities team area lights were reduced by 50 percent.
This year Hilton Colombo's "Blue Energy" Committee another initiative by the Hilton Family will also take part in this campaign. This volunteer Committee will be the driving force in delivering Hilton's Brand Promise and will be the heart of the Hilton culture at the Hilton Colombo.
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