In order to generate awareness amongst our society about the need for actions regarding climate change, contaminant emissions, energy saving and light pollution, for the third consecutive year, the Grand Palladium and The Royal Suites Resorts in Playa Bávaro, Punta Cana, turned their lights off on March 31, joining the "Earth Hour" global initiative.
For one whole hour, the entire resort complex, which features four hotels located on a 382,000 m2 property along one kilometer of a white sandy beach, turned off their lights and disconnected the electricity in all of its facilities.
Meanwhile, Dominican and foreign guests enjoyed an outdoor show featuring eco-friendly songs and dances, and a majestic closing with low-environmental-impact fireworks.
During the celebration, the results of the day’s waste collection activities on the beach and mangroves area were also presented, including the participation of FHG top executives and employees.
“Earth Hour,” created in 2007 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Australian newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald, consists of a voluntary one-hour blackout by millions of homes and businesses.