Switching Off the Lights for Earth Hour
Every year on the last Saturday of March, at a local time of 20.30, communities switch off their lights for one hour in support of Earth Hour; the result is spectacular as a wave of darkness flows across the globe. Earth Hour is about more than just saving energy for one hour though, it’s about raising awareness of the plight of our planet and bringing millions of people together in a common goal to make small changes that will make a big difference.
At Kuredu Resort Maldives we are surrounded by the beauty of nature every single day, both on the island and beneath the waves, and we take the responsibility of being amidst such a fragile environment very seriously. We are proud of our comprehensive and ever-expanding environmental initiatives and work closely with local communities, conservation groups such as Manta Trust and Olive Ridley Project, and of course our team and guests. Our location, just north of the Equator puts us in a great position not only as a sunny holiday destination but to be able to harness the power of the sun, an infinite source of renewable energy to supplement the resort’s energy requirements. The rooftops in our Team Village are covered with 4160 solar panels, providing up to 30% of our total electricity needs, resulting in 876,000 kg reduction in our carbon emissions per year.
On Saturday 26th March Kuredu’s Team Members will host a recycling exhibition at the main pool at 19.00hrs and guests can enjoy ‘When Music Blends with the Moment’ from 20:00 – 21:00hrs, also at the Main Pool. During Earth Hour itself, the use of electricity in all guest areas will be limited (from 20.00hrs to 21.00hrs) and we ask everyone to support us by minimising their use of electricity in the guest rooms during this time. Please note that the Buggy Service will be limited during Earth Hour. Please feel free to bring your torches but don’t forget to gaze up the admire the enchanting starlit sky!
Change starts with a single switch – whether you will be here with us at Kuredu or at home, we hope you can join us in creating the wave of darkness for Earth hour.