By Annette Shailer
The National Leisure and Gaming Hotel Group (NLG) will vote ‘Earth’ by switching off the lights in all 41 venues for one hour from 8:30pm this Saturday (Mar 28).
The fundraising initiative is part of Earth Hour 2009 – the world’s first global ‘election’ on the earth versus global warming.
The campaign already has 1508 cities and towns in 80 countries committed to ‘vote earth’ for Earth Hour 2009.
NLG hotel group national operations manager, Dan Brady, said NLG are firm supporters of Earth Hour and are encouraging patrons to show their unity and experience at their local bar or pub by candlelight.
“At NLG we recognise that climate change is one of the most significant threats to the sustainability of our planet. But it’s surprising that few people realise that even small acts of environmental consciousness, such as switching the lights off when they’re not in use, can make a huge difference to minimising our impact on the earth’s resources,” Brady said.
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is the charity behind Earth Hour 2009, which is aiming for one billion votes for ‘Earth’.
The results of the election will be presented at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.
Earth Hour is an Australian initiative that began in Sydney in 2007, with approximately 2.2 million people and 2100 businesses taking part.