Lights off for 60 minutes to promote energy conservation
On Saturday March 31st, millions of people around the world will be turning off their lights for one hour to show their commitment to the planet, and Majid Al Futtaim’s Shopping Malls (including City Centre Bahrain ) are joining the global movement. For 60 minutes from 8:30pm – 9:30pm local time, all non-essential mall lights including external signage, landscaping and floor lights in the efforts to promote energy conservation. For customer safety, interior mall lights will be dimmed, and all car park lighting will remain on.
“City Centre Bahrain is a proud supporter of Earth Hour, and through our actions we hope to send the positive message to others in the community that together, through simple actions we can help fight climate change,” said Duaij Khalifa Al Rumaihi, Senior Mall Manager for City Centre Bahrain . “We encourage others to join this important initiative by turning off their lights to make a statement and help protect the environment.”
“At Majid Al Futtaim, we are keen to adopt and support initiatives that contribute to sustainable development. We focus on raising the profile of the company to the ranks of the most prominent organisations in the world in terms of the sustainability criteria that we adopt. We focus on rational use of water and energy consumption in our assets, and during the past three years we have been able to reduce energy consumption in our shopping malls by more than 8% and water consumption by 19 %,” said Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi, Head of Sustainability at Majid Al Futtaim Properties.
Earth Hour is a grassroots movement which was founded in 2007 and has since become a global movement. In 2013 over 7,000 cities and towns in 153 countries participated.