Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo Observes Earth Hour

On 29 March, millions of people around the world will turn off their lights for one hour of contemplation for the planet and celebration of their year-round commitment to protecting it.Businesses, communities and iconic landmarks across the plant will turn off their lights for one hour, Earth Hour 2014. The annual event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has grown from a single-city initiative in 2007 to become the world’s largest display of environmental action.Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, the only hotel in Sri Lanka to be Green Globe certified for four consecutive years, has continuously been recognized for its environmental initiatives towards sustainability tourismby minimizing waste and facilitating the recycling of materials like CFLs, incandescent bulbs, electronic waste, used oil, paper, cardboard, plastic and glass; and so will be marking Earth Hour 2014 with a host of activities.All lighting in public areas of the hotel will be switched off from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. and the lobby will be lit by candlelight as an unplugged band performs for guests. Patrons of the hotel are encouraged to join in and mark the event by switching off their room lights.Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo will be also rolling out an assortment of delicious ‘eco’ food and beverages. Cocktails and mocktails made with organic and sustainable ingredients will be served at 7◦ North whilst The Dining Room will be severing a special ‘Sustainable Cuisine’ buffet from 7.00 p.m. onwards. Sustainable cloth bags will be available in the lobby for guests who would like to further contribute in their own way.Earth Hour itself is not an act of contributing to climate change but a symbolic gesture that unites all people to convey to the world that they are willing to make a sacrifice to reduce carbon emission and thereby global warming. Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo recognizes the need for global change and is dedicated to conserving the environment and making sure there is a greener tomorrow for future generations.-Source: