Earth Hour 2018: See you under the stars
Earth Hour is a global environmental movement which was started by the World Wildlife Fund in Sydney, Australia in 2017. The movement encourages everyone to switch off their lights for an hour to shine a light on climate action through influence and social impact. Every year, a record number of participants across all seven continents and even in the International Space Station join the hour-long event; inspiring millions to support and participate in critical climate and conservation projects. Join the countdown to secure the future of our home this March 24, 8:30 PM.
AboitizLand’s Envi-Sensitive Planning
With its national expansion program, AboitizLand launched last year its first residential community in Luzon, Seafront Residences, a 43-hectare exclusive beachside community located in San Juan, Batangas.
Meticulously planned and curated, Seafront Residences features lush greenery, well and naturally-lit homes with wide green landscapes, and increased walkability and connectivity between interest points. Every home at Seafront Residences opens up to a diamond-shaped park that encourages children to play freely and families to interact with one another. Within the community are commercial spaces to cater to vecinos’ needs.
Seafront not only delivers on AboitizLand’s promise of curating and building deliberately designed communities for better lives, it is also a frontrunner in envi-sensitive planning.
Recently, a nest of an Olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) containing 20 eggs was discovered along the shores of Seafront Residences in Calubcub II, San Juan, Batangas. Seven out of the 20 already hatched. Though unfortunate that one hatchling didn’t survive despite proper care, the release of the six others into the sea is indeed a positive step in nurturing endangered species. Prior to this, residents around the area also turned over later last year some Olive Ridley hatchlings.
To make sure the Pawikan’s thriving ecosystem in the area is safe, AboitizLand is reviewing its master plan to take into consideration the presence of these Pawikans in the development of the project. AboitizLand is also closely coordinating with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to ensure the safety of the emerging sanctuaries of Pawikan in the area.
Ensuring a brighter future for these Pawikans in the community is one of the many ways that AboitizLand delivers their brand promise of creating better ways to live.
Crimson Resort joins Earth Hour
Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan joins the global celebration of Earth Hour with a beachfront event happening on March 24 at Azure Beach Club.
Fiery performances are lined-up for the Earth Hour celebration from Flow Arts Cebu and Perks Republiq as Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan dedicates an hour for our planet and be one with the world as we celebrate this very timely initiative.
“With all the current threats in our environment, the resort is always looking forward to events like Earth Hour because this is an opportunity for us to show our support to global initiatives and efforts to preserve our planet and the same time celebrate the life through events like Strictly Tiki” says Mr. Didier Belmonte, General Manager of Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan.
The night is also expected to be more vibrant and lively than usual as the Azure Beach Club is also hosting an event dubbed as STRICTLY TIKI at the Azure Rock Bar that will feature unlimited Bacardi cocktails, Azure signature bites and appetizers plus the event’s guest DJ, Knoxville that is sure to keep everyone dancing.
SM Malls to lead Earth Hour 2018
All SM Supermalls in the country will switch off their lights on March 24, Saturday, at 8:30 PM in observation of Earth Hour. This is the 10th year that SM has supported the world’s largest public campaign for the environment.
In Cebu, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside City Cebu, and SM City Consolacion will hold a short program together with government officials at 8 PM that will highlight the malls’ energy conservations efforts including the solar-powered rooftops for SM Seaside City Cebu, LED powered lights, different sustainability and energy conservation awards, Trash To Cash Recycling Market, and Water Recycling.
At exactly 8:30 PM, SM malls will switch off 100% of its lights including the SM logo, dropdown banners, billboards, pylon tower, landscapes, and 50% of its lights at the mall hallways and tenants.
SM City Cebu partnered with SEED4COM and University of San Jose Recoletos to produce the iconic 60+ lighting using solar powered lamp kits. The solar lamps will then be turned over to island communities with no regular access to electricity.
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