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Director of Public Relations
The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou
3 Xing An Road, Pearl River New City, Tianhe District
Guangzhou 510623
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GUANGZHOU, CHINA March 18, 2016The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou will mobilize its 650 ladies and gentlemen and invite its guests to participate in “Earth Hour,” a climate change awareness-building activity organized around the globe by the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF).

Earth Hour aims to encourage an interconnected global community to share the opportunities and challenges of creating a sustainable world. It is an opportunity for every single person around the world to unite in taking a stand against climate change and supporting the will of the public behind tackling it.

Being an enterprise that plays a positive role by getting involved in community charity events, The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou will hold a meaningful activity, The “Light Doodle” event, to encourage all the Ladies and Gentlemen, as well as guests, to participate in this global environmental campaign. We invite guests to join us at the hotel lobby, with an illuminant in hand such as a glow stick, so we can form special patterns in a relatively dark setting to create interesting images. “Light Doodle” aims to encourage guests to reduce their use of electronic devices and to take part in the Community Footprints event.

Aside from the “Light Doodle” event, The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou will turn off or dim exterior and non-essential interior lighting from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on March 19. Our Ladies and Gentlemen encourage guests to join them in a variety of energy-saving practices, including switching off the lights in their rooms, turning up the air conditioner one degree higher, abstaining from traveling by car, using staircases instead of riding elevators and jogging in the nearby Huacheng Square as opposed to using electric treadmills at the hotel’s fitness center.

Meanwhile, FOODS, LIMONI and Lai Heen restaurants will offer “green” menus designed around responsibly sourced organic ingredients served fresh or minimally cooked. The Churchill Bar’s live band will prepare a special “unplugged” set to serenade guests by candlelight, while the venue’s main lighting will be switched off. 

“I believe climate change is an issue that should be tackled not only on the government level, but also among the general public. The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou has been deeply involved in local environmental conservation projects since 2007, to give back to the community that we live in,” said the hotel’s General Manager, Mr. Matthias Vogt.