Let’s take action against Climate change! As Earth Hour 2018 approaches, we at VSA Resorts are committed to participating and taking a stand against climate change. And we want to invite you to be a part of it, too!
What is it?
Earth Hour started in Sydney, Australia, in 2007, in an effort to create a symbol of commitment to changing climate change by simply turning off the lights and creating an hour of no electricity. Last year, on Earth Hour’s tenth anniversary, 187 countries around the world participated by turning out their lights for an hour.
Starting as a grass-roots campaign, Earth Hour is now a partner with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the leading voices in spreading awareness and encouraging cities around the world to take action against climate change by turning out their lights.
Why it matters:
As the earth’s temperature increases, everyone suffers. From loss in agriculture caused by droughts and wildfires, to ocean’s warming and melting ice-caps causing rising sea levels and increased tropical storms; we are beginning to see the effects of climate change all around us. Without a human commitment, we will face more extreme weather in the near future, food and water shortages, and increases of deadly diseases and other health risks.
What we’re doing
For Earth Hour 2018, this Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 8:30PM, we’re turning out the lights in all three of our resorts (Ocean Key, Ocean Sands, & Atrium Resort) while hosting a wine and cheese hour as we illuminate our lobbies by candle-light. We’ll be passing out glow sticks, bracelets and glasses for a full-on glow party. If you’re an owner or guest at the resorts, we hope to see you there!
What you can do for Earth Hour 2018
If you’re not going to be joining us at the resorts, you can still participate in Earth Hour by turning out your lights at 8:30PM your local time. During that time, host a candle-lit dinner or game night with friends. If the weather permits, take it outside and stargaze for an hour. Whatever you do, sign up on the EarthHour.org website and RSVP; commit to a healthier planet on step at a time. Click here to RSVP.
What you can do after the event
It’s easy to turn your lights out for one hour Saturday evening, but you can make an even bigger impact by making little changes to your daily life. Like driving less, and carpooling more. Or recycling, reusing and reducing the amount of trash you put out regularly. Purchase energy efficient lightbulbs and appliances, not only will you be shrinking your carbon footprint, but you’ll be saving money, too! And in this digital age, save paper by downloading more and printing less.