Sheraton Kampala Hotel went dark for one hour on March 24 to shine a light on climate action in support of Earth Hour 2018.
The hotel joined millions around the world in turning off its lights at 8:30 p.m. local time to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) created the annual global environmental awareness event 11 years ago to emphasize the threat of climate change.
Sheraton Kampala Hotel participated by turning off exterior signage lighting, turning off non-essential interior lighting, using candlelight in appropriate public areas such as restaurants and bars, and using in-room voicemail messages and in-room television messages to inform guests about Earth Hour observances. The Hotel also participates in Marriott International’s drive to raise funds for WWF.
“It’s a privilege for us to support Earth Hour because it echoes Marriott International’s global focus on the environment” said Jean Philippe Bittencourt the General Manager Sheraton Kampala Hotel.
“Today, business plays a critical role in taking on our world’s most pressing social and environmental issues, including climate change. Earth Hour reflects a philosophy we aim to practice year-round through our sustainability & social impact platform, Serve 360.” Bittencourt added.