Lights out for W Maldives and Sheraton Maldives

W Retreat – It’s lights out for both W Retreat & Spa- Maldives and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa.

The hotels will join millions around the world in turning off lights for Earth Hour 2015 to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action.

Earth Hour 2015 takes place on March 28 at 8:30 p.m. local time. Created by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour is the largest movement for the planet in human history, spanning 7,000 cities, 162 counties and territories with a digital reach of 200 million.

This year’s global tagline is “Use #YourPower to Change Climate Change”, strengthening its focus on the globe’s most stubborn environmental challenge. With that in mind, W Retreat & Spa- Maldives & Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa will activate a range of energy-saving measures during Earth Hour. The Retreat will turn off exterior signage lighting and use candlelight in appropriate public areas such as restaurants and bars.

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Last year, Earth Hour embarked on the most exciting stage of its evolution to be at the forefront of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing for the planet- launching Earth Hour Blue. In addition, iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off. People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of one thing we all have in common- our planet.

“It’s a privilege for us to support such a powerful movement with such a simple gesture,” said Jean-Louis Ripoche, Complex General Manager, W Retreat & Spa- Maldives and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. “Earth Hour also reflects a philosophy we try to practice year-round: The small steps each of us taken can make a big difference together.”

Starwood’s pioneering Global Citizenship philosophy reflects the same dedication to sustainability among its 180,000 associates worldwide. In 2014, close to 600 hotels participated in Earth Hour in various ways.

This year will mark Starwood’s seventh annual participation in Earth Hour, making it one of the largest worldwide companies to make a pronounced global statement with a voluntary hour of darkness. Earth hour is just one of the many ways Starwood acts in support of its 30/20 by 20 goals, which is the company’s commitment to reduce energy consumption by 30% and water consumption by 20% by 2020 across its entire portfolio.

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