Demonstrating its commitment to protect the environment and mitigate climate change, Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou will participate for the fourth consecutive year in Earth Hour, a global Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) climate change initiative.
On 23 March 2013, between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m., Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou will turn off its lights in most back-of-the-house areas and dim the lights in public areas, restaurants and the hotel exterior. Guests will be encouraged to participate by turning off the lights in their guestrooms, using linen napkins instead of paper napkins, and taking leftover food home to reduce food wastage.
Participating in Earth Hour is only one small part of Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou’s environmental protection efforts. The hotel has implemented Green programmes to identify ways to reduce wastage, eradicate practices that damage the environment and generally promote environmental awareness. Examples of these practices include using energy-saving light bulbs and biodegradable cleaning materials, water restrictors and sewage treatment facilities to prevent water pollution.
“As an environmentally conscious and socially responsible company, it is only fitting that Shangri-La Hotel, Baotou participates in Earth Hour to help raise awareness for climate change with our employees and guests,” said Steven Zhang, general manager of Shangri‑La Hotel, Baotou.