The Radisson Blu Hotel in Tallinn recently joined in with the worldwide Earth Hour movement that aims to draw attention to global warming.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tallinn joined the worldwide Earth Hour movement on 23 March, switching off all the hotel’s lights and illumination for one hour at 8.30 pm, and serving all customers and diners at the hotel by candlelight.
By undertaking the action, the hotel in Tallinn joined the efforts of many other organizations around the world to draw attention to the worldwide issue of global warming.
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million homes and 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take their stand against climate change. Only a year later and Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. This year was the 5th time that Radisson Blu Hotel, Tallinn has taken part in the event.
Global landmarks such as the, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The CN Tower in Toronto, The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and Rome’s Colosseum, all stood in darkness through the hour, each aiming to be a symbol of hope for an important cause.
For Earth Hour 2013 the organisers aimed to get people to go beyond the hour and think about what else they can do to make a difference and the Radisson Blu Hotel Tallinn took up the call. The Tallinn accommodation is now encouraging others to do their bit by turning off their lights.
During the hour when the lights were switched off, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Tallinn calculated it had saved around 40 kWh. The hotel in central Tallinn has signalled that it is keen to carry on with the project next year.
About Radisson Blu Hotel, Tallinn:
Radisson Blu Hotel, Tallinn has 280 well-appointed guest rooms and the most flexible and largest conference facilities in Tallinn. In addition the hotel has restaurant Seasons, that can seat up to 160 people, a grill restaurant Madissoni Grill & Bar and a roof top bar Lounge24 with a stunning view to the city and sea.
Radisson Blu Hotels are part of The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world. The group features a portfolio of more than 415 hotels in operation and under development with 90,000 rooms in over 60 countries. One of the priorities in its operation is Responsible Business program that includes responsibility for the safety and health of guests and employees, social and ecological responsibilities.
About Earth Hour:
Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative of WWF. Individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to join the global community for the world’s largest the world’s largest voluntary action for the environment that has become the iconic symbol of people’s commitment to protect the planet. This year saw a celebration of environmental outcomes generated by its participants around the world. In 2013, Earth Hour’s ‘I Will If You Will’ concept invited individuals and organisations to challenge others to an ongoing environmental commitment beyond the hour. Earth Hour began in one city in 2007 and by 2012 involved hundreds of millions of people in 152 countries across every continent, receiving reports as ‘the world’s largest campaign for the planet’.