At 8.30pm on Saturday 28th March we switched off all non-essential lights for 60 minutes, to show our support for Earth Hour, a global initiative which aims to raise awareness of sustainability and climate change.
Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund initiative which started in Sydney Australia in 2007 to focus the world’s attention on the need to protect our plant and to take action on climate change. The staff joined millions of people in over 7,000 towns and cities in 162 countries who switched off their lights to pledge their support for the planet, and global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, Edinburgh Castle and Buckingham Palace all stood in darkness.
On Saturday 28th March at 8.30pm Moor Hall’s lights were dimmed everywhere, all external lights were switched off and the restaurant and bars were lit by candles for the hour.
Guests could also enjoy a specially themed Black Russian cocktail at the candlelit bar.
Angela Burns, Chief Executive at Moor Hall Hotel & Spa said: “While the 60 minutes of energy saved during the event is important, Earth Hour also demonstrates that by taking personal responsibility for turning off lights and unplugging electrical items each of us can make a positive difference. Guests seemed to enjoy the experience of dining by candlelight and the fact that, in more ways than one, their meals did not cost the earth”.
For more information on Earth Hour, visit www.earthhour.wwf.org.uk and www.earthhour.org