Join millions of people across the world who will switch their lights off for an hour on 28 March 2015 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm to raise awareness about climate change in our planet, Earth. More than 162 countries and territories worldwide take part in Earth Hour.

Here is Marhaba’s compilation of Earth Hour 2015 Qatar events.

Qatar Tourism Authority

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) called on its partners from the public and private sector, including hotels and tourism institutions, to take part in the Earth Hour, a global event organised by World Wildlife Fund (WFF) to raise awareness about climate change.

On Saturday 28 March 2015 at 8:30 pm, QTA is encouraging its stakeholders to participate by turning off their lights for one hour. During the event, all non-essential lights will be switched off or dimmed in the building of the aforementioned establishments, while hotels will be prompted to urge their guests to turn off or dim the lights in their rooms or hotel apartment

The Pearl-Qatar

Lights off

Lights at The Pearl-Qatar will be dimmed to join millions around the world in celebrating Earth Hour. Exterior lighting, non-essential interior lights and lights at many of The Pearl-Qatar’s residential units and retail outlets and restaurants will be turned off or dimmed considerably during the celebration, uniting the Island with some of the world’s other famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, BurjKhalifa and the Empire State Building, all dimming their lights to promote energy conservation and environmental responsibility. Additionally, as an annual tradition, the Earth Hour logo 60+ will be displayed on Porto Arabia’s Boardwalk using eco-friendly solar lights.

Date: Saturday 28 March 2015

Time: 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Environment Competition

The Pearl-Qatar’s Environment Department is launching a competition for the best ten environmental slogans, while the winners will participate in planting a tree on the Island’s Grand Park with the slogan and author’s name imprinted on a specially crafted placard. Submissions will be received by email on [email protected] or through The Pearl-Qatar’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram no later than 14 March 2015 to allow time for the judging panel to carefully select winners and contact them for the tree plantation event. Winners of the best environment slogans will also receive a certificate acknowledging their effort with details of their tree. The information will also be disseminated on The Pearl-Qatar’s social media platforms to announce the benefit of this exercise. The merit of this campaign is that it allows people and environment enthusiasts from all ages and walks of life to speak up and make their ‘green’ statements visible to the community in the hope that it will lead to more awareness and environmentally-responsible behaviors and lifestyles.

Mercure Grand Hotel Doha

Mercure Grand Hotel Doha will particpate in the Earth Hour with all external lights and signages put off from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

All staff will also participate by switching the lights off at their residence. Mercure requests your support in participating in this campaign of ‘Change Climate Change’.

Four Seasons Hotel Doha

Four Seasons Hotel Doha will switch off all the possible lights from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

All the outlets will work on candle lights dinner.

Six Senses Spa at Sharq Village & Spa

Join Earth Hour at Six Senses Spa from 6:30 pm to 8 pm for charity yoga and meditation, and enjoy the candles.

Earth Hour 2015 Around The World

Switch your lights off and show the world what you’re willing to do to save the planet!

Don’t want to go out for Earth Hour 2015? Then stay home and enjoy an hour without electricity. It’s simple, do the below:

  • Turn off all the lights
  • Turn off unnecessary appliances
  • Unplug all unnecessary electronics
  • Replace incandescent bulbs with CFLs
  • Recycle, or at least gather items for recycling
  • Plant a tree

Remember, Earth Hour isn’t just about turning off the lights, it’s also about being eco-friendly and conserving energy.

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