Emaar Properties PJSC, the global property developer, will mark Earth Hour 2016 on March 19, with its developments and lifestyle communities taking part in the global initiative to raise awareness on energy conservation and climate change.
The event, held this year under the theme, ‘Shine a Light on Climate Action,’ is a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) initiative to encourage the world to reduce its energy consumption and usage of power for one hour, by switching off all non-essential lights from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.
The iconic assets of Emaar including Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall, The Dubai Fountain, Dubai Marina Mall, Souk Al Bahar, Gold & Diamond Park and The Address Hotels + Resorts, as well as new construction projects such as Dubai Creek Harbour and Dubai Hills Estate and residents in various lifestyle communities will observe Earth Hour by switching off all non-essential external and internal lighting and appliances. Only lighting that is essential for security and safety will be maintained.
Additionally, Emaar has urged its employees to support the initiative on an individual level in their homes and to take part in the social media campaign launched by WWF in this regard.
‘Earth Hour’ is an annual event that brings together hundreds of organisations and thousands of people, all actively participating in this mass call to action for a greener world.