In an effort to shine a light on the negative effects of climate change, Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park dimmed its lights for the 10th annual Earth Hour tonight for over an hour, illuminating its Madera restaurant and Sense spa by candlelight.
“This was the second year we took part in Earth Hour,” said Gabor Vida, Rosewood’s head manager. “Although we are only dimming the lights in the restaurant for an hour, we are spending time and resources on how we can reduce energy consumption in other areas.”
Earth Hour first began as a single-city initiative in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since its inception, it has grown into a global movement with hundreds of millions of people around the globe switching off their lights each year. It has mobilized businesses, organizations, governments and hundreds of millions of individuals in over 7,000 cities and more than 170 countries and territories to act for a sustainable future.
“The world is at a climate crossroads,” said Siddarth Das, Executive Director, Earth Hour Global. “While we are experiencing the impacts of climate change more than ever, we are also witnessing a new momentum in climate action transcending borders and generations. From living rooms to classrooms and conference rooms, people are demanding climate action.”
To date in 2016, Earth Hour has powered more than 530,000 individual actions taken to help change climate change.
Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2016