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Radisson Blu Resort Marks Earth Hour

In an effort to create awareness on the reality of climate change, the Radisson Blu Resort Fiji observed Earth Hour on Denarau Island with students from four schools in Nadi.
27 Mar 2017 11:00
Radisson Blu Resort Marks Earth Hour
Students and tourists observed Earth Hour at the Radisson Blu Resort Fiji on Saturday night on Denarau Island. Photo: Arishma Devi-Narayan

In an effort to create awareness on the reality of climate change, the Radisson Blu Resort Fiji observed Earth Hour on Denarau Island with students from four schools in Nadi.

The resort has been recognised by Earth Check as a leader amongst sustainable tourism operators that are environmentally friendly.

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji, general manager, Gerard Knight, said: “Earth Hour represents a fine example of just what can be achieved as a planet and we hope our event helps everybody remember, that our individual actions can add up to make a significant collective difference.”

Radisson Blu Resort Fiji celebrated the event by inviting in-house guests and four local Nadi schools to participate in a candle lit ceremony that included choir singing, learning about the traditional Fijian culture and learn how to live without modern day technology.

Additionally guests were encouraged to turn off all unnecessary lights in their accommodations for the hour and to join in candlelit dinners hosted throughout the evening.

“Radisson Blu recognises the reality of climate change, and that adjustment in daily tasks must be implemented in order to make a positive impact on our environment,” he said.

“Amongst other efforts, 20 per cent of the Resort’s energy is supplied from solar panels that are installed on the roof of each building.”

Further initiatives from the Resort include minimising paper purchasing and printing, reduce annual energy consumption and minimising the quantity of waste going to landfill.

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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