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Sofitel Celebrates Earth Hour

About a hundred guests and staff of Sofitel Fijian Resort and Spa on Denarau, Nadi celebrated earth hour in a dazzling way on Saturday March 28 with the theme “Reducing
30 Mar 2015 12:07
Sofitel Celebrates Earth Hour

About a hundred guests and staff of Sofitel Fijian Resort and Spa on Denarau, Nadi celebrated earth hour in a dazzling way on Saturday March 28 with the theme “Reducing waste”.

Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa Human Resources Director Susan Waqanivere said that the Earth hour celebration was part and parcel of the resort’s many initiatives categorised under the Green team eco warriors and friends activities.

“We’ve been celebrating earth hour since 2010 excluding 2012 when the flood had hit Nadi. It’s just great to join a global cause that’s all about looking after our environment. Things are certainly changing for the better,” she said.

The festivities included a bonfire with a session specifically for the younger guests and finally concluding the celebration with lights being switched   off and symbolic lighting of candles for one hour.

“I’m very happy with the response and we always try each year to get the staff involved, they take pride in celebrating earth hour each time, we will probably do something extra special next year as well,” she said.

Meanwhile, Green team spokeswoman Asinate Umu said that earth hour alone influenced legislation changes by harnessing the power of the general public through a common global cause.

“It has now become an annual event for us that our staffs really look forward to and over the next hour remember and join the call to prevent climate change from moving forward,” she said.

The green team is comprised of department representatives from the resort who work together to promote environmental awareness activities be it through school visits or recycling competitions to name a few.

She added that the earth hour movement was part of the Green teams’ parent company Accor hotels’ suitability program called planet 21 whereby staff are committed to mitigating the impact of man-made pollution on the environment through awareness programmes.

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