Royal Resorts Participates in Earth Hour 2012
On March 31, Royal Resorts will be participating in Earth Hour, the global campaign organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) to draw attention to climate change, the terrible toll that global warming is already taking, and the urgent need to protect the one thing that unites us all, the Planet. Everyone has the POWER to change the world we live in. This year 147 countries, 5,411 cities and 1.8 billion people are participating in the world’s largest initiative for the environment. WE CAN. WE WILL. WILL YOU? Together our actions add up, just imagine what we can achieve…
An important Part of Royal Resorts’ Green Initiatives
This is the third year running that Royal Resorts has observed Earth Hour. From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., the lights will be turned off or dimmed around the resorts in areas where there is no risk to guests or staff. Candles and tiki torches will be used in the pool areas, gardens and in some of the restaurants.
Resort walkways will be illuminated and villa lighting will be unaffected, however, we invite all guests cialis 100mg staying at the resorts to join us in observing Earth Hour by dimming the lights in their villas. Spend the hour in quiet reflection on the villa terrace listening to the sound of the waves and the breeze rustling in the palms and for stargazing. Enjoy the sounds of nature, sadly, so often muted by the noise of our daily lives.
And as Earth Hour is all about sharing and collective consciousness, guests are invited to enjoy the special Earth Hour events staged at The Royal Sands in Cancun and The Royal Haciendas in the Riviera Maya. La Veranda Restaurant at The Royal Sands is offering a lobster night with open-air dining by candlelight. At The Royal Haciendas, the evening’s activities include a Caribbean dinner under the stars, an “Illuminating the Planet” dance, and a raffle with commemorative t-shirts. Guests and staff will then unite as Friends & Family on the beach esplanade to light candles and form the number 60 to send a message of support and awareness to the world.
Royal Resorts employees who are not working on Saturday are also being encouraged to observe Earth Hour at home with their families and neighbors.
Beyond Earth Hour
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney when 2.2 million people and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour as a protest against climate change. The idea inspired the global community and this year, hundreds of millions of people from all walks of life in 147 countries and more than 5,411 towns and cities, in addition to governments, NGOs, companies, schools and other groups are taking part in Earth Hour. At 8:30 p.m. local time, the lights will go out across the world for one hour. Iconic landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower, London Eye, Sydney Opera House, the Las Vegas Strip and the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai will go dark and here in the Mexican Caribbean resorts, restaurants, malls and many other companies are following suit.
Yet Earth Hour is just the beginning. Earth Hour organizers ask us to go Beyond Earth Hour and reflect on the changes we can make in our daily lives at home or in the workplace to protect the environment. Whether it’s recycling, saving electricity and water, switching to environmentally friendly cleaning products, or supporting a larger company or citywide initiative, think about what you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up, just imagine what we can achieve…
Everyone has the POWER to change the world we live in
Here are some ideas to get you started:
* Switch to energy saving bulbs and timers and turn off the lights when you leave the room.
* Unplug electrical appliances when they are not in use
* Install water-saving nozzles on all taps including showers
* Use chemical-free dish washing, washing powder, laundry and cleaning products
• Use environmentally friendly sun products
* Recycle, recycle, recycle!
* Buy products with the highest recyclability
* Stop using plastic bags; cloth bags are a great alternative
* Purchase organic clothing and clothes that are ethically made
* Compost food scraps and garden waste whenever possible
* Incorporate plants and trees that attract bees, butterflies and birds in your garden design
* Water the plants in the evening
* Avoid wasting food
* Consume more fruit and vegetables and less meat
* Buy certified organic or farmers markets produce