Wolgan Valley Resort Does its Part for International Earth Hour

Wolgan Valley Resort
located in Australia’s Blue Mountains has announced that will do its part for
International Earth Hour by inviting its visitors and guests to dine under the
stars during the Earth Hour event.

 

Visitors will be treated
to a unique dining experience with only the night sky and camp fire to light
their table.

 

 Wolgan Valley Resort International Earth Hour

 

The full media release
from Wolgan Valley Resort & Emirates Hotels Resorts can be read below:

 

 

 

Sydney, Australia, 17 March, 2010Wolgan Valley Resort
& Spa, the world’s first internationally accredited carbon-neutral resort,
will add an iconic Australian touch to Earth Hour on Saturday, 27th
March.  
 

The World Wildlife Fund’s annual Earth Hour
initiative invites millions of people globally to raise awareness about climate
change, by turning off their lights and other electrical appliances for one
hour each year. 

 

Australia’s first conservation-based luxury
resort, Wolgan Valley will be inviting its local and international guests to
dine under the stars, with a night of star-gazing and Aboriginal storytelling
during Earth Hour, which takes place from 8:30 to 9:30pm AEST.

 

Joost
Heymeijer, General Manager Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa said,
“We’re at
the forefront of conservation-led luxury tourism. Taking part in Earth Hour
demonstrates just one of our ongoing commitments to protect the environment.”

 

Guests will be invited to experience a
one-of-a-kind Earth Hour event at the resort’s historic 1832 Heritage
Homestead. Sitting around the campfire, under thousands of Southern stars, a
Wolgan Valley field guide will explain the night sky, followed by Aboriginal
storytelling. 

 

The resort will also encourage guests to turn
off their in-suite lights during this time, while the main resort dining room
will be lit only by lanterns and candles.

 

With Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa nestled
between two national parks bordering the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Mr Heymeijer added “The seclusion of our resort’s location in outback NSW allows us to
plunge into complete darkness and be lit only by candlelight, under a blanket
of tens of thousands of stars.”

 

Opened in October 2009, it marks the first time
Emirates Hotels and Resorts is taking part in the global Worldwide Wildlife
Fund for Nature (WWF) climate change initiative.

 

“We
have an ongoing commitment to the environment and constantly encourage all our
guests to engage with nature during their stay. From planting 175,000
indigenous trees to the application of green building principles in the
resort’s design and construction, we provide guests with a unique luxury experience
without compromising on conservation and sustainability.”

 

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