Last night, approximately one billion people from around the globe came together in a powerful global message of environmental awareness called “Earth Hour”.
By turning off their lights for just one hour between 8:30 and 9:30 pm, people throughout the world joined forces in expressing their hopes to preserve the planet for ourselves and future generations.
Earth Hour has grown widely since its inception only three years ago. In 2009, 4,100 cities in 87 countries on seven continents were involved.
Several hotels and resorts in Atlantic City participated in this event, including the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center hotel and its neighbor, the Atlantic City Convention Center. In addition to turning off signage and lighting and using candlelight in restaurants and bars, the Sheraton held a “guest awareness” campaign alerting guests about Earth Hour events with voicemail and TV messages for guests.
Also, candlelight drink specials were featured at the Sheraton’s Shoe Bar.
[Photo courtesy of Mike Gifford]