Hong Kong-based hospitality group, GR8 Leisure Concept Limited, is proud to once again support the global Earth Hour initiative in order to raise awareness of the issue of global warming and its devastating impact on our planet. Organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour encourages individuals, businesses and governments around the world to turn off their lights in an effort to demonstrate commitment to environmentally sustainable action. Since its inception in Australia 2007, Earth Hour has grown to be a truly global event with millions of supporters in over 128 countries. This year’s Earth Hour will take place on Saturday 25 March at 8:30pm local time.
On the night of the event, GR8 Leisure Concept will support the initiative by switching off all non-essential lighting in the car parks and advertisement billboards of its boutique hotels (this includes The Luxe Manor and Hullett House in Hong Kong and Hotel Soul in Suzhou). In addition, lights in all public areas, restaurants and hotel exteriors will be dimmed, whilst patrons of some of the group’s F&B outlets, including Cafe Roma, Park Island’s favourite beachside restaurant, and FINDS, Hong Kong’s first and only Nordic restaurant, will be able to enjoy a cosy candlelit dinner. GR8 believes that these simple practices will help to raise public awareness of climate change in order to create a more sustainable planet for the future.
Implementing environmentally sustainable practices has long been one of the core business initiatives of GR8. As a longstanding recipient of the “Caring Company” award, GR8 has demonstrated a continued commitment to the environment in recent years. FINDS has been offering a four-course sustainable seafood dinner menu approved by WWF Hong Kong since 2011, whilst also being the first western-cuisine restaurant in Hong Kong to join WWF Hong Kong’s “Ocean-Friendly Menu” programme. Meanwhile in 2012, the group banned the use of shark fins in all of its restaurants in Hong Kong and China in an effort to support a balanced marine ecosystem. GR8 Leisure Concept also encourages the adoption of a green and healthy diet; in 2011, GR8 keenly participated in “World Vegetarian Day”, offering delicious vegetarian menus in all restaurants. Ever since then, the concept has been adopted into an ongoing initiative, with all F&B outlets providing vegetarian and/or vegan options daily in order to cater to people with different dietary requirements and preferences. For more information on GR8’s green initiatives, please visit their CSR section on www.gr8lc.com.
Learn more about Earth Hour 2017 by visiting EarthHour.hk.