Guest Communication of Earth Hour
On Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 8:30 pm, Grand Hyatt New York will
take part in Earth Hour—the world’s largest global climate change
event. By turning off our façade Hyatt signage and dimming lights in our
lobby for 60 minutes, we will join millions of concerned citizens
throughout the world in calling for action to save our planet for future
We’d like to encourage you, our valued guest, to join us in this important
and inspiring effort.
Led by the World Wildlife Fund, more than 50 million people in 370
cities around the world took part in Earth Hour last year. The lights
went out at Sydney’s Opera House, Rome’s Coliseum, the Empire State
Building and the Golden Gate Bridge. Even the Google homepage went
dark for the day!
This year Earth Hour will be even bigger. In the United States cities large
and small ranging from Wilmington, NC to Chicago have said they’ll
participate, with more signing up daily. They will join international cities
such as Beijing, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Helsinki, Hong
Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Manila, Mexico City, Moscow, New York,
Paris, Rome, and Toronto.
To get a better sense of the magnitude and inspiring nature of the event,
go to www.earthhour.org.
Energy efficiency isn’t just good for the bottom line. As citizens of the
world, we all have a stake in the future of our planet and must seek to
operate in ways that don’t deplete our world’s limited natural resources.
In the past year the Grand Hyatt New York has taken a closer look at
ways we can operate more efficiently, waste less, and reduce our
environmental footprint—not only on a property level, but also
throughout our hotel chain. That’s because all of us here at Grand Hyatt
New York care about the future of our world and will do what we can to
make a positive difference.
We want New York City to turn out more lights than any other city in the
world during this historic event—we hope you’ll join us by taking part!
Environmental Development Manager
Grand Hyatt New York Hotel
Associate Communication of Earth Hour
March 12th 2009
On Saturday, March 28, 2009, at 8:30 p.m., Grand Hyatt New York
will be taking part in Earth Hour, sponsored by the World Wildlife
Fund. We’ll be joining tens of millions of concerned citizens and
corporations in calling for action to save our planet for future
If you’d like a high level history of Earth Hour, more than 50 million
people in 400 cities around the world took part in Earth Hour 2008.
The lights went out at Sydney’s Opera House, Rome’s Coliseum, the
Empire State Building and the Golden Gate Bridge. Even the Google
homepage went dark for the day. Many major corporations took part
including HP, Coca‐Cola, and Morgan Stanley.
This year, Earth Hour promises to be even bigger. In the United States,
cities large and small have said they’ll participate including
Washington D.C and Chicago…with more signing on daily. They will
join international cities such as Beijing, Cape Town, Copenhagen,
Edinburgh, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, London, Manila,
Mexico City, Moscow, Rome, and Toronto. You can view WWF’s video
about Earth Hour 2009 at www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjWD8pbK5t8
to get a sense of the magnitude of this event.
I’m excited about Earth Hour, both as an associate of Grand Hyatt New
York and as an individual. I hope you’ll join me in uniting with the
world to make a difference for our planet. Don’t forget—March 28th at
8:30 pm, turn out, take action.
We’re proud that our company is making a statement about the fight
against climate change, and we as individuals can sign up to
participate, too. You can learn more about Earth Hour at
www.EarthHour.org, and you can sign up to participate at
The CG restaurant participated by
turning on the flames and lowering
the lights all night.
The following pictures
Show our property before Earth Hour and then during Earth Hour….