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Edsa Shangri-La, Manila Joins the Rest of the World for Earth Hour

Edsa Shangri-La Manila's General Manager Patrick Schaub with the children of Isla de Cocomo during Earth Hour

Edsa Shangri-La, Manila recently took part in the worldwide, annual celebration of Earth Hour with a host of activities at the hotel’s Lobby Lounge. A “Children’s Parade of Lights” featuring 100 children from Isla de Cocomo, the hotel’s adopted nursery in Barangay Mauway, Mandaluyong City and the “Ride for the Planet,” wherein over 40 of the hotel employees’ Bikers Club circled the streets leading to the hotel wearing glow-in-the-dark shirts to help spread awareness, were the evening’s highlights. 

General Manager, Mr. Patrick Schaub and Ms Menchi Abalos, wife of Mandaluyong City Mayor Benjamin Abalos, Jr., led the evening’s festivities, pulling down on a “Big Switch” to turn off most of the lights in the hotel that lasted for an hour. This signified Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s continued dedication in caring for the environment. Guests, who were checked in the hotel, also took part by turning off their lights during the scheduled 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m observance.

“We are greatly invested in doing our part to ensure that future generations enjoy life through the wonders of nature,” said Schaub. “From coastal clean-up projects, proper waste segregation and management, water recycling and energy conservation through our solar panels, Edsa Shangri-La, Manila takes an active role in socially relevant and sustainable activities.”

In a report submitted by the hotel’s Engineering team, up to 720 kilowatts of electricity was saved during the Earth Hour initiative which is equivalent to providing the lighting energy requirement for 8,000 houses. 

Each child that joined in the “Parade of Lights” carried a lit candle placed in candle holders handmade by the inmates from New Bilibid Prison, the national penitentiary. The lighted candles signify how a small light could be the difference in creating a brighter tomorrow. 

Edsa Shangri-La, Manila, through its employees’ Bikers Club, also showed its support for Earth Hour with its “Ride for the Planet”—circling the streets leading to the hotel wearing glow-in-the-dark shirts. The “race” helped spread awareness among passersby some of which proceeded to the hotel to join the program at the Lobby Lounge. 

As part of this year’s campaign: “What are you willing to do to save the planet?,” guests and colleagues shared how they can contribute through the “Promise to the Planet.” The messages were written on the hotel’s iPads and displayed on its social networking pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #EarthHourESL to reach a wider audience.  Special Earth Hour t-shirts were also on sale with the proceeds donated to the World Wildlife Fund and the upkeep and refurbishment of Isla de Cocomo’s school.

샹그릴라 호텔 리조트는 사업을 경영함에 있어서 다양한 이해관계자의 이익을 고루 고려하면서 경제적, 사회적 및 환경적으로 책임 있게 행동할 것을 다짐합니다. 기업 차원의 CSR 위원회는 기업의 시민 의식과 지속 가능한 발전을 선도하는 노력의 일환으로 다섯 가지 전략적 분야인 이해관계자 관계, 환경, 건강 및 안전, 공급망, 직원과 관련된 회사의 이니셔티브를 추진합니다. 지속가능성 산하에 있는 샹그릴라의 사회적 책임 프로그램은 두 가지 요소인 "포용"과 "보호구역"으로 구성됩니다. 이 중 "포용"은 가장 높은 수준의 교육과 건강 지원을 장려하는 것을 목표로 하는 샹그릴라의 아동 보호 프로젝트에 집중하고, "보호구역"은 생물다양성의 보존과 복원을 장려하는 샹그릴라의 자연 보호 프로젝트에 집중합니다. 자세한 내용에 대해서는 www.shangri-la.com의 CSR 부분을 방문하십시오.

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