Earth Hour 2017

People at Earth Hour 2017 near Federal Hotels International
An earth Hour event held at Federal Hotels International

Earth Hour 2017 – The Federal Kuala Lumpur PEDALs FOR THE PLANET, USE YOUR POWER TO CHANGE THE CLIMATE CHANGE at This Earth Hour, Shine a light on Climate Action and #ChangeClimateChange on Saturday, 25 March 2017

The Federal Kuala Lumpur joined in the force of #ChangeClimateChange# - the Global Earth Hour 2017, together with millions of people around the world to switch off the lights for 1 hour on Saturday, 25 March 2017 at 8.30pm:

·         The main Hotel Buidling’s exterior lighting;

·         Guests were encouraged to switch off their room lights with minimal lights on

·         There were minimal and only essential lighting in guests corridors, hotel lobbies, restaurants, back entrance of the hotel; and

·         Non-essential lights were also turned off.

In line with the celebrations of Earth Hour 2017, The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Federal Hotels International Team took turn to non-stop pedalling the 60-year old Merdeka trishaw at the front entrance of the hotel, hotel guests, diners as well as tourists and publics alike were invited to participate this “Use Your Power To Pedal for the Planet” to light up the Earth Hour board by using their power to generate the electricity for the lighting.

This is the ninth consecutive year that The Federal Kuala Lumpur participated in this very meaningful global event, and we hope that our continuous participation will help to remind everyone to stay united, to be inspired and to join forces to improve the planet as we can do our part to care for Mother Earth for a sustainable living environment businesses by turning off all non-essential lights for one hour on Saturday, 25 March 2017 from 8.30pm to 9.30pm as a symbol for our commitment to the planet

“We would like to invite tourists, shoppers and guests to join us in our “Use Your Power to Pedal for the Planet” campaign to light up the EARTH HOUR board” activity at the front entrance of The Federal Hotel.  Guests may pedal the 60 -year old Merdeka trishaw and bicycle powered by the three small hubs of dynamo from the bike’s wheel, to light up the EARTH HOUR signage with LED lights. Guests are also invited to write their pledge on the board provided at the front entrance.  Special discounts will be offered to diners, 50% discount off the price of buffet and 30% on ala carte menu dining at the Kontiki restaurant; 30% on ala carte menu; 30% discount on set dinner at Bintang Revolving Restaurant; and for Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, guests who dines at Café Rasa will pay 30% off the price of the ala carte menu” said Louis Sebastian, General Manager of The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur.

Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia in 2007, when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change.  It has now become the world’s largest mass participation event annually.  Earth Hour is getting stronger with everyone participating in this significant global event to Save our Planet.  WWF’s Earth Hour takes on its biggest challenge this year by strengthening focus on the globe’s most stubborn environmental challenge – change climate change.  World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Earth Hour is the world’s largest grass-roots environmental movement towards action on climate change.  Since inception in 2007, now Earth Hour is more than just an action, it is becoming a movement and a platform.  It allows every single person around the world to unite in taking a stand against climate change.”