Lights out at local hotel

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 09:33

At 8.30pm on Saturday 25th March, The George Hotel in Bird Street, Lichfield will be turning off all non-essential lights for an hour in support of the global Earth Hour “Lights Out” initiative.

Earth Hour is a World Wildlife Fund initiative which started in Sydney Australia in 2007 to focus the world’s attention on the need to protect the planet and to take action on climate change. The staff at The George will join millions of people in over 7,000 towns and cities in 172 countries to switch off their lights and pledge their support for the planet, along with global landmarks such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, Edinburgh Castle, The London Eye and Buckingham Palace will all stand in darkness.

On Saturday 25th March at 8.30pm The George’s lights will be dimmed everywhere, all external lights will be switched off and Darwin’s restaurant and the bar will be lit by candles for the hour.

Angela Burns, Chief Executive at The George said: “At The George we are very proud of our commitment to environmental issues and sustainability is at the heart of everything we do “While the 60 minutes of energy saved during the event is important, Earth Hour also demonstrates that by taking personal responsibility for turning off lights and unplugging electrical items each of us can make a positive difference. In past years our guests seemed to enjoy the experience of dining by candlelight and the fact that, in more ways than one, their meals did not cost the earth”.