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Sustainable Hotel Offers Authentic Experiences that Impact Conservation for Earth Hour 2016

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - MAR. 7, 2016 - On Saturday, March 19th at 8:30 p.m. local time, The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan will proudly support Earth Hour by switching off non-essential lighting throughout the property.  Founded by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), Earth Hour is the single largest, symbolic mass-participation event in the world, inspiring a global community of millions of people across 162 countries and territories to switch off lights.

As an annual event, Earth Hour brings attention to sustainability issues on our planet and how each of us, whether as individuals or organizations, can make an impact. “The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan is committed to working towards a more sustainable future, by preserving natural resources and minimizing our impact on the environment,” said Jacqueline Volkart, general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan.  “This global conservation effort helps raise awareness about the importance of perpetuating a greener and more sustainable environment," she continued.

Participating in Earth Hour aligns with Community Footprints, the company’s social and environmental responsibility program, and its guiding principles to engage, contribute and inspire. Guests and locals alike are invited to enjoy a special candlelight evening and relaxing acoustic piano instrumental music in the resort’s newly renovated Lobby Lounge.

We invite you to follow @RitzCarltonCSR on Twitter to experience the Earth Hour activities at our hotels, clubs and residences as they take place around the world. For more information about the global impact of Community Footprints, please visit