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Hilton Athens to Hold Innovative Activities in Support of ‘Earth Hour’ this Year

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Hilton Athens will be marking Earth Hour 2015 on Saturday, March 28, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time. The hotel will join hundreds of Hilton Worldwide’s properties by switching off lights, as well as hosting innovative projects for guests in demonstration of its commitment to live sustainably and take action by caring for the planet in the year ahead.

Hilton_Galaxy_Lycabettus view“Earth Hour is one of the many ways we show our commitment to energy conservation while delivering great guest experiences”, said Bart van de Winkel, area general manager, Hilton Greece & Cyprus.

“We are encouraging our guests, neighbors and Team Members to join us in support of this global effort.”

Earth Hour will be celebrated at Hilton Athens through a variety of activities including candlelight dinners at Byzantino and Galaxy restaurants, as well as a live unplugged music performance by The Letrafons at the Galaxy Bar. During Earth Hour, all guests will be encouraged to switch off their room lights in order to send out a strong message against global warming.

Created by WWF, Earth Hour began in 2007 as a way for individuals and businesses to show how simple steps can make a significant impact on addressing climate change. This worldwide effort began in Sydney, Australia when more than two million people turned off their lights for an hour and reduced the city’s energy consumption by more than 10 percent. It became a global movement in 2008 with more than 50 million people participating, and today it is the largest grassroots environmental movement in the world with more than 7,000 cities and towns in 152 countries and territories and hundreds of millions of people participating across seven continents.

This year’s theme focuses on mobilizing young people to become the next generation of leaders for a sustainable world, a theme that resonates with several Hilton Worldwide commitments to connect and prepare young people over the next five years.

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