We invite you to see the world in a whole new light: stand up, take responsibility and lead the way towards a sustainable future.
Hacienda Tres Ríos is happy to announce that it will join the Earth Hour initiative for a second year in a row. The resort will turn off its lights for Earth Hour 2011, Saturday, March 26th at 8:30 p.m.
With more than 125 countries involved, Earth Hour is the biggest worldwide event for actions on climate change.
This year, Hacienda Tres Ríos will explain the global movement to its staff members and guests. The resort will go dark for one hour and will light up with torches and candles for the special Mayan fire show.
Begun in 2007, Earth Hour hopes one hour will lead to further changes for environmental preservation. This year, the campaign will go hand-in-hand with a second campaign: “Beyond the Hour”. The platform allows anybody to post and pledge his or her environmental actions and then share those promises and stories through their social networks.
The goal is to expand conscious efforts for environmental preservation. So how are we going beyond the hour?
Our Best Environmental Practices
Conservation of 2,700 plants and 11 endangered species in the nursery.
Reduction of sunlight in rooms, lowering the need for air-conditioning.
Reduction of unnecessary energy with in-room sensors to shut off lights when rooms are empty.
Pre-cooling of air-conditioning systems with cold water from deep wells.
Eliminating the need for boilers or the burning of fuel. Heat emitted from air-conditioners is used to heat water in the resort.
Reforestation of over 50,000 plants and 108 acres of mangrove forests to restore hurricane damage.
Only desalinated and filtered sea water is used throughout the resort.
How will you go beyond the hour?