Le Méridien Dhaka observed Earth Hour 2018, a global movement to raise awareness of the importance of climate action, on Saturday.
From 8 30pm to 9 30pm local time on March 24, towns and cities around the world celebrated Earth Hour by switching off their power sources.
Le Méridien cut off electricity and took several energy-saving measures during this hour.
Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held annually, encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, from 8 30pm to 9 30pm on a specific day towards the end of March, as a symbolic gesture of respect for the planet.
It began as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. Since then, it has grown to include more than 7,000 cities and towns across 187 countries and territories.
Le Méridien strives to create a positive and sustainable impact, guided by its sustainability and social impact platform, “Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction”. Thus, Le Méridien has taken up this opportunity to do its share of good and contribute to the global cause.
An official from Le Méridien said: “We are observing this global movement with utmost sincerity and aligning our operations accordingly.
“Global climate change is an alarming concern which requires urgent attention. We believe that everyone has a certain responsibility to ensure the well-being of the planet and Le Méridien Dhaka is very much committed to the cause,” the official said.