Fiji Marriott Goes Dark for Earth Hour

Fiji Marriott Goes Dark for Earth Hour

NADI, FIJI – 29 March 2023 – Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay actively participated in Earth Hour on Saturday, 25th March 23, by joining in solidarity with millions of people worldwide from 190 countries and territories to give an hour for earth.

With the aim of illuminating a spotlight on the need to work together for global environmental sustainability and measurable action, the resort went dark from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, switching off all non-essential lights in public spaces, such as its restaurants and bars.

Guests were invited to collectively participate, by switching off the lights in their rooms and joining in a candlelit celebration at the resorts’ Lagoon Lounge where an exclusive ‘Blackout Momi’ cocktail was available during the hour for guests to enjoy together. A power generating bicycle machine, built by the resorts’ engineering team, was also installed in the Lobby and guests were invited to take turns cycling to power up the Lobby fairy lights.

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organised by World Wide Fund for Nature, which is held annually throughout the world encouraging individuals, communities and businesses to turn off essential electric lights for an hour from 8.30 pm to 9.30pm as a symbol of commitment to the planet.

The initiative first began in 2007 in Sydney, Australia with more than 2.2 million people taking part. In 2009 Earth Hour officially broke all records of mass participation by becoming the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment.

Closer to home, in 2018, Earth Hour helped inspire public pressure in French Polynesia leading to 5 million sq km of its Exclusive Economic Zone in the South Pacific being classified as a Managed Marine Area. This has essentially helped preserve vital marine ecosystems for present and future generations.

“One of our core values is to Serve Our World. We believe in making the communities where we operate better places to live, work and visit and by participating in Earth Hour, we are directly supporting the resiliency and sustainable development of these communities.” commented Silvano Dressino, General Manager at Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay.

The Earth Hour event was attended by a total of 150 guests and a total of 120,000 watt hours was saved during the one hour where lights were turned off at the resort.