Shenzhen, China, 10 March 2014 – Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen is working with the Foreign Affairs Office of Shenzhen Futian District Government to invite as many as possible participants from different countries and areas worldwide to celebrate Earth Hour 2014from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on 29 March 2014. The activity is expected to hit the World Record as the Most Multinational Earth Hour in the World.
On 29 March 2014, the invited guests will register at the hotel lobby at 7:30 p.m., climb up to the top floor of the hotel, sign their names on the board and take an oath to protect the Earth. At 8:30 p.m., the whole world will fall into the darkness. The Shenzhen-based band led by British freelancer Thomas Bird is going to present an unplugged concert at the roof garden on the 40th floor. Guests may enjoy the concert with elegant lighted candles around.
“The event aims to improve the global awareness of environmental protection and low-carbon lifestyle. With the participation of the worldwide environmentalists, it will call on everyone to care the brilliant planet every single moment,” said Mr. Emil Leung, area manager and general manager of Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen.
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for the planet organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event takes place on the last Saturday of March annually to encourage individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet.
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