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Makati Shangri-La joins Earth Hour

() - April 4, 2010 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Makati Shangri-La deepened its commitment to mitigate the impact of global warming on the planet by participating in the Earth Hour held last March 27, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Hoping to disseminate the urgency of global warming to the local community, Makati Shangri-la organized a festive glow-in-the-dark Mardi Gras dance parade joined by more than 300 hotel executives, employees and family members, plus 150 volunteer dancers from the University of Makati and Gen. Pio del Pilar National High School. 

As further support to the largest global climate change initiative, the hotel also switched off and dimmed the lights in its key and public areas such as the heart-of-the-house, restaurants, bars and exteriors. Guests were also requested to participate by encouraging them to turn off the lights in their rooms.

As preparation for the Earth Hour, Makati Shangri-La also launched its “40 for 40” campaign — the lights and air-conditioning system in the administrative offices are turned off every day for 40 minutes in 40 days.

By plunging into the darkness, the hotel hopes to shed some light on how the planet can resolve the issues of global warming through a strong collective act of compassion.

Other Shangri-La hotels and resorts in the country also expressed their support for Earth Hour with activities such as candlelit dinner at the dining outlets of Edsa Shangri-La, underwater coastal cleanup at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa, guided tour of the fireflies and shadow puppet show at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, and pledge walls at Traders Hotel, Manila.

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts remains committed to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner while balancing the interests of diverse stakeholders. 

In striving to be a leader in corporate citizenship and sustainable development, a corporate-level CSR Committee drives the company’s initiatives in the strategic areas of stakeholder relations, environment, health and safety, supply chain and employees.

Under the umbrella of sustainability, Shangri-La’s social responsibility program consists of the two elements of “embrace” and “sanctuary.”

Embrace focuses on the Shangri-La’s Caring People Project, which aims to promote the highest level of education and health support in underprivileged communities. 

Sanctuary concentrates on the Shangri-La’s Care for Nature Project, which promotes the conservation and restoration of biodiversity.

For more information, access the CSR section on www.shangri-la.com.

BORACAY RESORT AND SPA CARING PEOPLE PROJECT EARTH HOUR EDSA SHANGRI-LA MACTAN RESORT AND SPA MAKATI SHANGRI MAKATI SHANGRI-LA MARDI GRAS NATURE PROJECT OTHER SHANGRI-LA SHANGRI
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