Climate change initiative: Earth Hour 2011 as part of the Going green stance by Mount Lavinia Hotel

Last year MLH for Sri Lanka was amongst 128 countries that joined in the global display of climate action.

Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, also known as World Wildlife Fund) and is held on the last Saturday of March annually, asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.

Mount Lavinia Hotel amidst a busy day and a historic day when the Sri Lankan Lions took on the British Lions in the quarter finals of the Cricket World Cup engaged in this global call to action showing leadership and being responsible for the future by partaking in the Earth Hour Movement of 2011 dedicated for the 26th March 2011 at 8.30pm. “A terracotta lantern along with coconut torches will be left in all places of our property to symbolize hope and indeed to represent our support for a sustainable future,” states Mr Anura Dewapura, General Manager of Mount Lavinia Hotel. He also adds, “Last year hundreds of millions of people around the world showed their support by turning off their lights for one hour and this year too we have joined in the celebration.”

We are happy to partake in this worldwide campaign where we turned off our lights and join together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet, avers Mr Anura Dewapura.

60 minutes of darkness is worth the wait GM and other guests lighting the terracotta lamps

Guests partaking in the event Kids joining in for the cause

Mr Saliya Rajakaruna CEO of Nations Trust Bank partaking in the event Mrs Ashby a repeat guest and loyal patron of MLH partakes too

The green committee and other guests of the hotel look on The guests and the team of MLH fulfilling the cause

The outside of the hotel

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