Hilton Athens supports “Earth Hour”

Hilton Athens supports “Earth Hour”

Hilton Athens supports “Earth Hour”

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On Saturday, 31st  of March, at 20:30, over one billion people around the world will come together to call for action on climate change by doing something very simple- turning off their lights for one hour. As always, Hilton Athens will participate by switching off its lights for one hour, supporting WWF’s global initiative and conveying the message that each and every one of us can act against global warming.

“Earth Hour”, an initiative launched by WWF (World Wildlife Fund) six years ago in Sydney, is a global call to action, to take responsibility and get involved in leading the way towards a sustainable future. By encouraging all of us to take a simple step, the “Earth Hour” movement symbolizes the impact that we can have by working together to protect our future. For yet another year, we are called to embrace our responsibilities and support this initiative. Global landmarks, monuments and buildings will stand in darkness and people all around the world will switch off their lights and join “forces” for the future of our planet.

Last year, 135 countries participated in order to pledge support for the planet, making “Earth Hour 2011” the world’s largest global climate change initiative. In 2012, “Earth Hour” is expected to be the most successful ever. Hilton Athens, in accordance with Hilton Worldwide, takes its environmental responsibility very seriously and always supports such important initiatives. Again this year, the hotel’s external and internal lights will be switched off for an hour. Moreover, restaurants and bars will operate by candle light, whilst guests will be encouraged to participate by switching off their room lights.

Switching off the lights for just an hour is a simple and easy task but a huge symbolism, as it sends out a powerful message: “Unite people to protect the planet”.

To learn more about “Earth Hour” visit www.earthhour.org

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