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PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 25, 2019) – The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia will go dark for one hour on March 30th to shine a light on climate action in support of Earth Hour 2019. The hotel will join millions around the world in turning off its lights at 8:30 p.m. local time to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) created the annual global environmental awareness event 12 years ago to emphasize the threat of climate change.

The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia will participate by creating a special turn-down service for all guests with Earth Hour observance information and a wild flower seed packet to plant at home, dim and turn off non-essential interior lighting; use candlelight in appropriate public areas and Club Lounge. Aqimero Restaurant will continue to cook their cuisine on a their signature wood fired grill. The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia will also participate in Marriott International’s drive to raise funds for WWF.

“Each year, we celebrate Earth Hour and are reminded of the importance this event has in bringing awareness to the pressing issues of climate change” said Denise Naguib, Vice President of Sustainability and Supplier Diversity. “We have a responsibility, and an opportunity to share this message with the millions of guests and associates through bringing Earth Hour to life tonight, and continuing the focus every day through our sustainability and social impact platform, Serve 360.”