World Wide Fund for Nature (Singapore) reports that Earth Hour 2011
will be held on 26th March 2011 from 8.30 – 9.30pm. Support for this
annual event has continued to grow in 2011, the third time that the
event will take place in Singapore.
With less than a week to go, support for the global climate change
initiative is pouring in fast and furious from businesses, landmarks
and individuals across the island, according to WWF Singapore.
Scheduled to take place on Saturday, 26 March 2011 at 8.30 pm, the
annual ‘lights out’ event will bring thousands of Singaporeans together
in their push for a more sustainable future. To kick-start this new
phase of the campaign locally, businesses and individuals are called to
set their air-conditioning temperatures at 24 degrees C or higher.
A darker skyline for a brighter future
Marina Bay Sands, the latest in the long list of Singapore icons to
participate in the growing movement, will be turning off external
façade lighting, such as the underbelly of the Sands SkyPark. The
landmark will also be dimming outdoor lighting across the property by
20%. Restaurants such as Sky on 57 and South Coast will be switching
off restaurant lights during this hour. In addition, the destination is
heeding the call to ‘go beyond the hour’ by raising the
air-conditioning temperature at the retail public area and
its Heart-of-House areas by 0.5 degrees to 24.5 degrees from midnight
to 9.00 am on 27 March.